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αὐτὸς πρὸς αὑτοῦ. Cp. Ant. 1176ΧΟ. πότερα πατρῴας πρὸς οἰκείας χερός; ΑΓ. αὐτὸς πρὸς αὑτοῦ.

ἐν γάρ οἱ χθονί: the order of words is Ionic in style; cp. Her. 6. 69ἐν γάρ σε τῇ νυκτὶ ταύτῃ ἀναιρέομαι”: id. 1. 108 “ἐκ γάρ οἱ τῆς ὄψιος..ἐσήμαινον”: Ph. 468πρός νύν σε πατρός”. Join οἱπηκτὸν (dat. of agent: 539).

κατηγορεῖ: Aesch. Ag. 271εὖ γὰρ φρονοῦντος ὄμμα σοῦ κατηγορεῖ”.

περιπετὲς, in passive sense, ‘on which he has fallen’: a bold use, as Eustathius felt (p. 644. 47): “Σοφοκλῆς ἔγχος περιπετὲς εἰπεῖν ἐτόλμησεν, περιπέπτωκεν Αἴας”. Lobeck quotes some phrases which, though not precisely similar, are analogous; as Aelian Hist. An. 15. 10 “τὰ ἄγκιστρα..περιπαγέντα τοῖς ἰχθύσι”, i.e., ‘on which the fish are caught,’ (“περιπαρέντα” Schneider): Chrysost. Opp. vol. III. p. 85 A “ἑαυτῷ τὸ ξίφος περιέπειρε”, made the sword a spit for his body, i.e. transfixed himself with his sword.

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