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ὑμᾶς. This play supposes Oedipus to have died at Thebes: see on 50.

ἔλουσα κἀκόσμησα: see nn. on O. C. 1602 f. “λουτροῖς τέ νιν ἐσθῆτί τ᾽ ἐξήσκησαν νομίζεται”. Cp. below, 1201.

χοάς: cp. 431.

περιστέλλουσα: here, of sprinkling the dust and pouring the “χοαί”: cp. the general sense of the word in Ai. 1170τάφον περιστελοῦντε”. More oft. of laying out the dead (like “κοσμεῖν” here, and “συγκαθαρμόζειν” in Ai. 922): Od. 24.292οὐδέ μήτηρ κλαῦσε περιστείλασα”. Verg. Aen. 9. 485canibus date praeda Latinis | Alitibusque iaces: nec te tua funera mater | Produxi, pressive oculos, aut vulnera lavi, | Veste tegens.

δέμας: 205.

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