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νεοσφαγῆφόνον, the adj. compounded with a word akin in sense to the subst.; cp. Ant. 1283νεοτόμοισι πλήγμασιν”.—There is no reason to doubt the genuineness of που, which gives a touch of grim irony. L's reading, τοῦ, certainly points to τοῦτόν γε: but this is very in ferior to the vulgate. Wecklein, reading του, thinks that Ajax wishes to avoid saying “μου”.

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