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τήνδ᾽τύχην, best taken as a ‘cognate’ acc. with θανόντες, like Il. 3. 417κακὸν οἶτον ὄληαι”, Od. 1. 166ἀπὁλωλε κακὸν μόρον”. If the words ἣν ὅδ᾽ εἴληχεν τύχην stood without τήνδ̓, they could be taken as acc. in apposition with “θανόντες ἂν προὐκ”.: but, with “τήνδ̓”, such a constr. would be awkward. The easy remedy, λαχόντες for “θανόντες”, should not be admitted; this is a case in which the harder reading is, as such, the more probable.

προὐκείμεθ̓, prostrate in death, as Aesch. Theb. 965πρόκεισαι”. Cp. above, Aesch. Theb. 427.

αἰσχίστῳ, most ignominious; as they would have been assassinated, not slain in fight. The epithet reflects, in fact, on Ajax; commentators who did not see this suggested the feebler ἐχθίστῳ or ἀθλίῳ.


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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 427
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    • Homer, Iliad, 3.417
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