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μέντοι, ‘yet,’—crushing though the sorrow is: cp. O. C. 780 f. “ἆρ᾽ ἂν” “ματαίου τῆσδ᾽ ἂν ἡδονῆς τύχοις; τοιαῦτα μέντοι καὶ σὺ προσφέρεις ἐμοί”. (It is not a mere expression of assent, ‘yes,’ as Paley takes it.)

Ζηνὸς δεινὴ θεὸς: for the simple gen. of parentage, cp. 172Διὸς”, 1302 “Λαομέδοντος”: Ant. 824τὰν Φρυγίαν ξέναν Ταντάλου”. In 401 and 450 the art. (“”) is prefixed to “Διός.— φυτεύει”: cp. O. T. 347ξυμφυτεῦσαι τοὔργον”.


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