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αὔτως: as to the breathing, see on O. T. 931.

ὅπωσπερ τόνδ᾽ ἐγὼ τέμνω πλόκον. The primary meaning of this act was self-dedication (1173 n.), but Teucer here gives it a further significance, suggested by the circumstances of the moment; exactly as in Il. 3. 300 the “σπονδαί” at the truce are turned into a symbol of death for those who break the truce,—“ὧδέ σφ᾽ ἐγκέφαλος χαμάδις ῥέοι ὡς ὅδε οἶνος”. Cp. Liv. 1. 24si prior defexit...tu illo die, Iuppiter, populum Romanum sic ferito ut ego hunc porcum hic hodie feriam.

ὡς τοῦτον τὸν καρὸν ἐγὼ σὺν δαίμονι τάκω
ὣς τάκοιθ᾽ ὑπ᾽ ἔρωτος Μύνδιος αὐτίκα Δέλφις


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    • Homer, Iliad, 3.300
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 931
    • Theocritus, Idylls, 2
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 1, 24
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