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ἀκτέριστον ἀμφὶ παστάδα, near (i.e. from the quarter of) the bridalchamber where no funeral-rites had been paid; i.e., where Antigone had been made the bride of Death, without even such honours as befitted such nuptials. For “ἀκτέριστοςcp. 1071 n. The word “παστάς” seems to be here used simply as a poetical equivalent for “θάλαμος”. There is probably no reference to pillars of rock (natural or artificial) in the “τάφος”. On the uses of “παστάς”, see Appendix.

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