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This “κομμός” is composed of four strophes and four antistrophes, which correspond as follows. (1) 1st strophe 1261—1269=1st antistr. 1284—1292. (2) 2nd str. 1271—1277 =2nd ant. 1294—1300. (3) 3rd str. 1306—1311=3rd ant. 1328—1333. (4) 4th str. 1317—1325=4th ant. 1339— 1347.

The lyric strophes and antistrophes are divided from each other by iambic trimeters, spoken by the Chorus or by the Messenger.—See Metrical Analysis.

φρενῶν δυσφρόνων: 502 n. Cp. Aesch. Th. 874ἰὼ ἰὼ δύσφρονες”, ‘misguided ones.’ More often, “δύσφρων” =‘gloomy,’ or ‘malignant.’

στερεά, with ref. to his own “αὐθάδεια”, cp. 1028. So Plat. Polit. 309Bτὸ στερεὸν ἦθος”. Cp. Ai. 925ἔμελλες χρόνῳ στερεόφρων ἄρ᾽ ὦδ᾽ ἐξανύσειν κακὰν μοῖραν”.

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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 874
    • Plato, Statesman, 309b
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 925
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1028
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