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σπουδὴν ἔθου τήνδ̓=“ἐσπούδασας περὶ τούτου”. This periphrasis, more elegant than that with “ποιεῖσθαι”, is much used by the poet; thus “τίθεσθαι πρόνοιαν” (536), “ἐπιστροφήν” ( O. T. 134), “τάφον” (ib. 1447), “φόνον” ( O. C. 542), “μῆκος λόγων” (ib. 1139), “λησμοσύναν” ( Ant. 151), “συγγνωμοσύνην” ( Tr. 1265).

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    • Sophocles, Antigone, 151
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