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ἀμφ᾽ Ὀδυσσεῖ: for “ἀμφί” with dat. in this sense, cp. 340, 684: El. 1180ἀμφ᾽ ἐμοὶ στένεις.

συντιθεὶς γέλων πολύν, ‘combining,’ ‘mingling,’ much laughter with the vaunts: cp. Suppl. 65 “ξυντίθησι δὲ παιδὸς μόρον”, blends that theme with her lament.—Not, ‘fabricating,’ with reference to the unreality of the triumph.

γέλων, as in Ant. 647: but “γέλωτ̓” below, Ant. 382, Ant. 958. Eur. too uses “γέλων” where it is metrically convenient ( Eur. Ion 1172). The form implies an Attic declension, like that of “νεώς”. In Hom. Od. 18. 350 and 20. 346 “γέλον” should prob. be read; in the former place the MSS. give also “γέλω” and “γέλων”. Stems in τ are post-Homeric, as Monro observes (Hom. Gr. § 107 n.).


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    • Euripides, Electra, 1180
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    • Homer, Odyssey, 18.350
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 340
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 382
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