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ἀλύξετον. The pres. ind. “ἀλύσκω” occurs in Apollon. Rhod., and the pres. part. in Hom. Od.; otherwise we find only the fut. (usu. “ἀλύξω”, but “ἀλύξομαι”, Hes. Op. 363) and aor. “ἤλυξα” (once midd., “ἐξαλύξωμαιAi. 656). The gen. μόρου follows the analogy of “ἀπολύεσθαι, ἀπαλλάττεσθαι”, etc. The regular constr. of the verb is with the acc. (as in the Homeric “κῆρας ἀλύξας”), and so Eur. always has an acc. with “ἐξήλυξα”. In El. 627θράσους τοῦδ᾽ οὐκ ἀλύξεις”, the gen. is not like this, but causal (‘for this boldness’). Oppian's “ἐξήλυξε μόροιο” ( Hal. 3. 104) was obviously suggested by our verse. So in Ph. 1044 Soph. has ventured on “τῆς νόσου πεφευγέναι”, thinking, doubtless, of the Homeric “πεφυγμένος ἦεν ἀέθλων”.

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    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 363
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