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δόρει διασκεδῶσιν, they will “"throw their pledges to the winds"” by an armed invasion of Attica. Cp. Ant. 287νόμους διασκεδῶν”, to make havoc of laws.

δόρει (instead of the more freq. “δορί”) is required by metre also in 1314, 1386, Aristoph. Pax 357σὺν δόρει σὺν ἀσπίδι”, Vesp. 1081 (where MSS. “ξὺν δορὶ ξὺν ἀσπίδι”),—all iambic or trochaic. The phrase in Ar. came from Soph. “Μῶμος”, acc. to Choeroboscus 376. 19. Cp. [Eur.] Rhes. 274μάχας πρὸ χειρῶν καὶ δόρη βαστάζομεν”,—a plur. on the analogy of this dat. sing.

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    • Aristophanes, Peace, 357
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