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πάντ᾽ ἀΐων: cp. 42. The “α” of “ἀΐωshort, as in 240 and Ph. 1410: whereas it is long in 181, 304, Ai. 1263.

Διὸς Ὅρκος, as the servant of Zeus.

ἐν πέμπτῃ γάρ φασιν Ἐρινύας ἀμφιπολεύειν
Ὅρκον γεινόμενον, τὸν Ἔρις τέκε πῆμ᾽ ἐπιόρκοις

. This personified Horkis is a deity who witnesses an oath, and punishes perjury (Hes. Theog. 231). He is the son of Eris, because strife gives birth to treaties; he is attended at his birth by the Erinyes, because they avenge broken faith. And he is the servant of Zeus, because Ζεὺς Ὅρκιος is the supreme guardian of good-faith — represented in the βουλευτήριον at Olympia by a Zeus with lightnings in both hands, —the most terrible, Pausanias says, that he knew: “πάντων ὁπόσα ἀγάλματα Διὸς μάλιστα ἐς ἔκπληξιν ἀδίκων ἀνδρῶν(5. 24. 9)

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    • Hesiod, Theogony, 231
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 803
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5.24.9
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 1263
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1410
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