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κἀκεῖ=“καὶ ἐν Ἅιδου” ( Ant. 76, El. 356). In Hesiod Theog. 758 ff. Thanatos and Hypnos are the sons of Night, and dwell near Hades and Persephonè. A relief from Ephesus shows Thanatos, winged, and girt with his sword, in the nether world, at the moment when Hermes is about to bring Alcestis back to the sunlight. See Baumeister, Denkmäler p. 281 (pl. 281), and ib. 1730, where C. Robert's interpretation of the subject is given.

The absence of caesura gives a more deliberate weight to “σὲ μὲν κἀκεῖ”: cp. 994: Ph. 1369ἔα κακῶς αὐτοὺς ἀπόλλυσθαι κακούς”, and ib. 101: Ant. 44.

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