ὄμμα, face, or form; 977 n.— τόλμης πικρᾶς, a gen. of quality (cp. 616, “ἔργα..ἀρετᾶς”). The corpse of the self-slain man shows the ‘cruel courage’ that animated him. For the combination of adj. (“δυσθέατον”) with gen., cp. 481 f.: Ph. 72 f. “οὔτ᾽ ἔνορκος..οὔτε τοῦ πρώτου στόλου”. Eustathius (p. 409, 46), whom some critics follow, takes the gen. as depending on ὦ (‘O ghastly form! And alas for the cruel daring!’). But καὶ precludes this. 1006 f. For the dat. μοι followed by the acc. (“ἀρήξαντα”) and inf., cp. Ant. 838 n.: Eur. Med. 814“σοὶ δὲ συγγνώμη λέγειν ι τάδ᾽ ἐστί, μὴ πάσχουσαν, ὡς ἐγώ, κακῶς”. 1008 The ironical ἦ που (‘methinks’) is reinforced by ἴσως, which goes more closely with the adjectives (‘radiant and benign, doubtless’). Hermann's change of ἴσως to ἰδὼν weakens the passage.— ἐμός θ᾽ ἅμα is clearly right: “ἐμός τ᾽ ἴσως” was a mere error caused by the copyist's eye wandering to the next verse. The use of “ἴσως” in the sense of ‘equally’ ( Legg. p. 805 A) is rare.—Teucer's thought is, ‘Telamon is, indeed, my father no less than thine; but he will not welcome me as a son.’
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