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καθύπερθεν, an epic word not elsewhere used in Tragedy: this figurative sense of it is not Homeric, but is frequent in Herodotus (as 8. 60τῶν ἐχθρῶν κατύπερθε γενέσθαι” : cp. 1.67, 5. 69).

τεῶν, for the MSS. τῶν, is a simpler and far more probable correction than τοσόνδ̓ (cr. n.). The epic and Ionic “τεὸς” is used in lyrics by Aesch. ( Aesch. P. V. 162, Aesch. Th. 105, Aesch. Th. 108): in Soph. Ant. 604(lyr.) the MSS. give “τεὰν”, which seems right: and in Eur. Heracl. 911(lyr.) “τεὸς” is the best correction of “θεός”.

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    • Euripides, Heraclidae, 911
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