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ἄνθρωπε: cp. 1154. These seem to be the only examples of this voc. in Tragedy, as Elmsley observed. If we add “, ὤνθρωπε” is the correct form (by the rule that, in crasis, the accent of the second word is kept: cp. “ὠγαθέ”). But the absence of “” makes the voc. a little less familiar and colloquial. In 1154, on the other hand, “ὤνθρωπε” is suitable.— ὀλώλαμεν: like Deianeira's “σεσώσμεθα” ( Tr. 83).


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