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νεάταννέατον δέ. In such an epanaphora “μέν” regularly precedes “δέ” (as O. T. 25, 259; O. C. 5, 610, etc.); but there are numerous exceptions in Soph. , as O. C. 1342στήσω σ᾽ ἄγων, στήσω δ᾽ ἐμαυτόν”: Ph. 633πάντα λεκτά, πάντα δὲ τολμητά”: Tr. 517τότ᾽ ἦν χερός, ἦν δὲ τόξων πάταγος”: ib. 1147κάλει τὸ πᾶν μοι σπέρμα σῶν ὁμαιμόνων, κάλει δὲ τὴν τάλαιναν Ἀλκμήνην.

νέατον, in contrast with “αὖθις”, is best taken as adv.: Eur. Tro. 201νέατον τεκέων σώματα λεύσσω”: cp. the adv. “τελευταῖον” (O. T. 1183), “ἔσχατον” (O. C. 1550), “πανύστατον”, etc.

κοὔποτ᾽ αὖθις, sc.ὀψομένην”: Ai. 857Ἥλιον προσεννέπω πανύστατον δὴ κοὔποτ᾽ αὖθις ὕστερον”.—Cp. the passage in Swinburne's Erechtheus where the maiden Chthonia, being about to die, speaks with the Chorus of Athenian Elders:—‘People, old men of my city, lordly wise and hoar of head, | I, a spouseless bride and crownless, but with garlands of the dead, | From the fruitful light turn silent to my dark unchilded bed.’


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