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τὸ δεῦρο, instead of “τὸ μεταξύ”, since “πέλαγος” suggests “πλοῦς”: cp. 1165. If the Thebans attempt an armed invasion, they will find “"a sea of troubles"” interposed.

κακῶν δ᾽, τάλας, πέλαγος εἰσορῶ
τοσοῦτον ὥστε μήποτ᾽ ἐκνεῦσαι πάλιν,
μήτ᾽ ἐκπερᾶσαι κῦμα τῆσδε συμφορᾶς

. So of prosperity, O. T. 423εὐπλοίας τυχών”. The form πλώσιμον only here: Attic writers elsewhere use “πλώϊμος” (oft. “πλόϊμος” in our MSS.), Her. “πλωτός”: “πλεύσιμος” is not found.

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    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 822
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