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μεγάλα refers primarily to the strength and loudness of the popular rumour (198 f.); but also suggests dread or horror, as when impious words are called “μεγάλοι λόγοι” ( Ant. 1350). Cp. 226 μέγας μῦθος.

μᾶτερ αἰσχύνας ἐμᾶς: as “πειθαρχία” is “τῆς εὐπραξίας μήτηρ” ( Aesch. Theb. 224), etc. The boldness is somewhat like that of Soph. O. T. 157, “ χρυσέας τέκνον Ἐλπίδος, ἄμβροτε Φάμα”.

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