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κακῷ, ill-omened (O.C. 1433).

οἴστρῳ, ‘gad-fly,’ then fig., ‘rage,’ a word which often suggests divine stimulation: as Heracles asks, “ποῦ δ᾽ οἶστρος ἡμᾶς ἔλαβε”; ( H. F. 1144).

κλάζοντας, since “φθόγγον ὀρνίθων” = “ὄρνιθας φθεγγομένους”: Il. 17.755τῶν δ᾽ ὥστε ψαρῶν νέφος ἔρχεται ἠὲ κολοιῶν οὖλον κεκλήγοντες”: Od. 12.181ἀλλ᾽ ὅτε τόσσον ἀπῆν” (sc. νηῦς”) “ὅσσον τε γέγωνε βοήσας, ῥίμφα διώκοντες.

βεβαρβαρωμένῳ. To the seer, the voices of birds were usually “εὔσημοι” (1021). Conversely the sound of a strange language is likened to the twittering of birds: Her. 2.57ἕως δὲ ἐβαρβάριζε” (“ γυνή”), “ὄρνιθος τρόπον ἐδόκεέ σφι φθέγγεσθαι”. Aesch. used “χελιδονίζειν” as=“βαρβαρίζειν” (fr. 440, cp. Aesch. Ag. 1050).

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