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χρόνῳ, notwithstanding “χρόνος” in 600. Tennyson's poem, The LotosEaters, begins thus:—‘“Courage!” he said, and pointed toward the land, | “This mounting wave will roll us shoreward soon.” | In the afternoon they came unto a land | In which it seemed always afternoon.’ The repetition of the word ‘land’ there was deliberate, being designed to suggest languor. Sophocles doubtless had no such conscious aim here; he was simply indifferent, as so often, to the recurrence ( O. C. 554 n.); but something of a like effect is actually produced. The conjecture “πόνῳ” for “χρόνῳ” is not probable.


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