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τέλη, rites: O. C. 1050 n.

ἔν γ᾽ Ἅιδου. Though “εἰν” occurs nowhere else in tragic iambics, it might fairly be defended, in a “ῥῆσις” of epic colour, as a reminiscence of the Homeric “εἰν Ἀΐδαο”. But I decidedly prefer Heath's ἔν γ' (‘in that world, though not in this’), because it adds point and pathos to what would otherwise be a somewhat tame statement of fact. Cp. 750. For another (probable) loss of γε in this play, cp. 648. For ἔν γε, cp. O. T. 1380ἔν γε ταῖς Θήβαις”: O. C. 153ἔν γ᾽ ἐμοί”: Ph. 685ἴσος ἔν γ᾽ ἴσοις”: Eur. fr. 349 “ὡς ἔν γ᾽ ἐμοὶ κρίνοιτ᾽ ἂν οὐ καλῶς φρονεῖν”.

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