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τῆς ἐλπίδος, not ‘hope,’ but ‘the hope’—defined in next v.

δεδραγμένος is certain. Il. 13.393κόνιος δεδραγμένος” (and 16. 486). Diod. 12. 67δράξασθαι καιροῦ”. (Cp. Shaks. Per.f. 1. 49Gripe not at earthly joys.”) Here the phrase is meant to be homely. The v.l. πεφραγμένος was simply an attempt to mend L's πεπραγμένος. We should require the dat. with it. The gen. cannot be justified by instances in which poetry uses a gen. of the agent without “ὑπό”, after pass. part., as Ai. 807φωτὸς ἠπατημένη”, Eur. Or. 497πληγεὶς θυγατρός”, etc.

τὸ μὴ παθεῖν ἄν = ὅτι οὐ

πάθοιμι ἄν”, depending on “ἐλπίδος...δεδρ”. as=“ἐλπίζων”: for the art. with infin., cp. 78 n.

τὸ μόρσιμον: i.e. if you do kill me, then it was my destiny to be killed.


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    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 12.67
    • Euripides, Orestes, 497
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 807
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 78
    • Homer, Iliad, 13.393
    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 1.1
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