ὤμοι, ἀναλγήτων “κ.τ.λ.”: ‘in this sorrow (τῷδ᾽ ἄχει, lit., ‘by’ it, by the mention of it), thou hast named deeds of the Atreidae that are unutterable,—that make them ruthless’: i.e., if they should indeed enslave thee, their act would be infamous. ἀναλγήτων, as its emphatic place shows, has a predicative force. For ἄναυδ᾽ ι ἔργ᾽, as a correction of “ἄναυδον ι ἔργον”, see on 901. ἄχει does not literally mean ‘lament,’ though it might be so rendered here, as in O. C. 1722“λήγετε τοῦδ᾽ ἄχους” (where the literal sense is, ‘cease from this sorrowing’).
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