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τοιοῖσδ᾽ ἐν πόνοισι κειμένους, ‘laid low (dead), amidst such troubles,’—i.e., self-slain, under circumstances of such horror. For “κειμένους” cp. Ant. 1174καὶ τίς φονεύει; τίς δ᾽ κείμενος;

ὠθεῖς: cp. 1064ἀμφὶ χλωρὰν ψάμαθον ἐκβεβλημένος.

οὐδ᾽ ἐπαισχύνει λέγων, sc.ὅτι ὠθεῖς”. Agamemnon had not expressly repeated the prohibition of burial, but the whole drift of his speech was to confirm the doom pronounced by Menelaüs. It seems strange, then, that “λέγων” should have been so much suspected (cr. n.).—Cp. Ph. 929οὐδ᾽ ἐπαισχύνει μ᾽ ὁρῶν”.

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