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θάψω, emphatic by place and pause: see on 46ἀδελφόν.

φίληφίλου, loved by him, as he is loved by me: Ai. 267κοινὸς ἐν κοινοῖσι”: ib. 620ἄφιλα παρ᾽ ἀφίλοις.

μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ κείσομαι, i.e. in the same world of the dead (76). The repetition of μετά serves to bring out the reciprocity of love more strongly: “φίλη μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ κείσομαι, μετὰ φίλου” (“κειμένη”),— instead of the simpler “φίλη μετὰ φίλου κείσομαι”.

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