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καὶ πῶς: for “καὶ” prefixed to interrogative words, see on O.C. 263.—Join ἐπέσχε with φόνου. The word μαιμῶσαν is Homeric: Il. 13. 77περὶ δούρατι χεῖρες ἄαπτοι μαιμῶσιν”. Cp. Lycophron 1171 “μαιμῶν κορέσσαι χεῖρα διψῶσαν φόνου”,—a reminiscence, partly of this v., and partly of one of an unknown poet (“τῶν τραγικῶν τις”, Athen. 10. p. 433 F), frag. adesp. 96, “ἴσχειν κελεύω χεῖρα διψῶσαν φόνου”.


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