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συγκαθαρμόσαι: schol. “περιστεῖλαι”. The double compound occurs only here, but Eur. has “καθαρμόζειν” in a similar context, Eur. El. 1227κάλυπτε μέλεα ματέρος πέπλοις, καθάρμοσον σφαγάς” (‘compose,’ ‘close,’ the wounds). Here the sense is, ‘compose,’ with ref. to the laying out of the dead; cp. Soph. Ant. 900θανόντας αὐτόχειρ ὑμᾶς ἐγὼ ἔλουσα κἀκόσμησα”: Soph. O. C. 1602 f. (n.): Ovid Met. 9. 502peream precor ante toroque | Mortua componar.” The inf. “συγκαθαρμόσαι” stands after “ἀκμαἶ ἂν μόλοι” as an inf. follows words of ‘fitness’ ( Plat. Symp. 173Bὁδὸς ἐπιτηδεία καὶ λέγειν καὶ ἀκοῦσαι”).

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    • Euripides, Electra, 1227
    • Plato, Symposium, 173b
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 900
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1602
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 9.502
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