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μεῖζον κατ᾽ ἄνδρα is said in answer to their hint of fear:—let his passion touch the human limit, aye, or overpass it. O. C. 598τί γὰρ τὸ μεῖζον κατ᾽ ἄνθρωπον νοσεῖς”; For “ἀνήρ ἄνθρωπος”, ib. 567.

ἰών: Ph. 351εἰ τἀπὶ Τροίᾳ πέργαμ᾽

αἱρήσοιμ᾽ ἰών”: Ai. 304ὅσην κατ᾽ αὐτῶν ὕβριν ἐκτίσαιτ᾽ ἰών”. So here it scornfully suggests some daring enterprise.

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