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πλανήτην: cp. Eur. Heracl. 878ξένοι πλανήτην εἴχετ᾽ ἄθλιον βίον”. The word is not in itself opprobrious: in 123 it is merely opp. to ἔγχωρος: cp. Plat. Rep. 371Dκαλοῦμεν...τοὺς...πλανήτας ἐπὶ τὰς πόλεις, ἐμπόρους”. In O. T. 1029πλάνης”, said by Oed. to the Corinthian, takes its colour from the added ἐπὶ θητείᾳ, "a vagrant hireling."

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    • Euripides, Heraclidae, 878
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