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τοσαῦτά σεπροστρέπω: the constr. is the same in O. C. 50(“μή μ᾽ ἀτιμάσῃς”) “ὧν σε προστρέπω φράσαι”, where “ὧν”=“τούτων ”, and the inf. is epexegetic. The midd. “προστρέπομαι” is ordinarily used for this sense, as in fr. 760. 3: but the act. occurs also in Suppl. 1195, “κακῶς ὀλέσθαι πρόστρεπ᾽ Ἀργείων χθόνα” (‘pray that..’).

καλῶ δ̓ seems better than καλῶ θ̓, in turning to a new invocation.

832 The sense of πομπαῖον (=“ψυχοπομπόν”) is defined by χθόνιον, just as in O. C. 1548 the context defines a like epithet,—“Ἑρμῆς πομπὸς τε νερτέρα θεός”. See n. there, and on Ph. 133(“Ἑρμῆς πέμπων”).


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