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ἦμος, used even in trimeters, O. T. 1134, etc.

ἀριστόχειρ ἀγὼν, like “ὠκύπους ἀγών” ( El. 699), “ῥιμφάρματοι ἅμιλλαι” ( O. C. 1062).

ὅπλων. The defect of -uu- before this word is proved by the metre of the strophe, 890, “ἀλλ᾽ ἀμενηνὸν ἄνδρα μὴ λεύσσειν ὅπου”. Musgrave proposed χρυσοδέτων: cp. Il. 20. 268, referring to the arms of Achilles, “χρυσὸς γὰρ ἐρύκακε, δῶρα θεοῖο”. The last syll. of “ἀριστόχειρ” might facilitate the loss of a word beginning with “χρ”. For other suggestions, see cr. n.

ἔκειτ̓. κεῖμαι” is the classical pf. pass. of “τίθημι” (“τέθειμαι” being used in a middle sense). Cp. 572 f. “τεύχη”.. | “θήσουσ᾽ Ἀχαιοῖς” (n.).

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    • Euripides, Electra, 699
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.268
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 572
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1062
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1134
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