μέτοικος: cp. 868, 890: see on O. C. 934. It is her doom, “ζῶσα τυμβεύειν” (888). She is not a dweller with the living, because her abode is the grave; nor with the dead, because she lives.— The similar phrase—perhaps imitated from this—in Eur. Suppl. 968 f., “οὔτ᾽ ἐν τοῖς φθιμένοις ι οὔτ᾽ ἐν ζῶσιν ἀριθμουμένα” (Musgrave “κρινομένα”) has no such special point: the Argive widows merely mean that their life is a living death.
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