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τί κρύψει; i.e. ‘what thought, however injurious to me, will he leave unspoken?’

ποῖον οὐκ ἐρεῖ κακὸν κ.τ.λ. There should be no comma after “κακόν”: “ἐρεῖ” here takes a double acc. At the same time the words “τὸν ἐκ δορὸς κ.τ.λ.” express the substance of the taunts.— ἐκ δορὸς γεγῶτα πολεμίου, ‘begotten of the war-spear,’ i.e.ἐκ δορικτήτου γυναικός”: cp. 1228τὸν ἐκ τῆς αἰχμαλωτίδος”. Remark that “δόρυ πολέμιον”, which here means hasta bellica, would usu. mean hasta hostilis (as, e.g., in Aesch. Theb. 216, Aesch. Theb. 416): but it would be forced here to understand, ‘begotten from the ranks of the foe.’


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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 216
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