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ἰὼ παῖ παῖ. One of the signs that he is resolved to die is the way in which his thoughts dwell upon his son; he cannot rest till he sees him (530—544). The child is the heir of his fame, and may live to clear it of the stain (556 f.). As Eurysaces is not at once brought to him, he next cries (342), Τεῦκρον καλῶ: Teucer is his second thought, for to Teucer he will commit the care of his son (562).

Prof. Campbell understands “ἰὼ παῖ παῖ” as meaning Teucer, whom an elder brother might so address. Tecmessa, at least, did not so take the words.


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