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κλέπτουσι μύθους, tell crafty tales: cp. 1137: Ph. 57τόδ᾽ οὐχὶ κλεπτέον”, ‘this must not be represented falsely’: El. 37κλέψαι..σφαγάς”, i.e. to effect by stealth. Also ib. 56 “λόγῳ κλέπτοντες”. The participle ὑποβαλλόμενοι closely coheres with κλέπτουσι, and μύθους depends on both.

οἱ μεγάλοι βασιλῆς, the Atreidae. For the nom. in “-ῆς”, cp. El. 690βραβῆς” (n.).

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