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θάλλοντος, prospering, as Ph. 419μέγα θάλλοντές εἰσι νῦν ἐν Ἀργείων στρατῷ.

μεῖζον εὐκλείας = μεῖζον εὔκλεια.

πρὸς παίδων, on their part, from their side: cp. Tr. 738τί δ᾽ ἔστιν, παῖ, πρός γ᾽ ἐμοῦ στυγούμενον”; We understand “μεῖζον ἄγαλμά ἐστι τῆς ἐκείνων εὐκλείας”. —The conjecture εὐκλεία is attractive, (a) because “θάλλω” so oft. takes a dat. of respect, as Hes. Op. 234(“ἀγαθοῖσι”), Pind. O. 9. 16(“ἀρεταῖσιν”), etc.: (b) because the strong sigmatism of the verse is thus modified. But the words “πρὸς παίδων” confirm “εὐκλείας”, since with “εὐκλείᾳ” we should have expected “παίδων” alone. It is true that “πατὴρ θάλλων εὐκλείᾳ” could mean ‘a father's fame’ (cp. 638); but one could not havé, “πρὸς παίδων τί μεῖζον ἄγαλμα παίδων εὐκλείᾳ θαλλόντων”;— Triclinius wrongly joined “εὐκλείας ἄγαλμα”, thinking of “εὐκλείας γέρας” ( Ph. 478) and “στέφανον εὐκλείας μέγαν” (Ai. 465).

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    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 234
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    • Sophocles, Ajax, 465
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 638
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 419
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 478
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 738
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