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οἴμοι μοίκ.τ.λ.” These three verses are divided as above in L, and now in most editions. Hermann wrote “οἴ μοι”. | “ δέμας οἰκτρόν”. | “φεῦ, φεῦ”. | “ δεινοτάτας” | “οἴ μοι”.—For anapaestic verses inserted in dialogue, cp. Tr. 1081αἰαῖ, τάλας, αἰαῖ”, and ib. 1085 “ὦναξ Ἀΐδη, δέξαι μ̓”, | “ Διὸς ἀκτίς, παῖσον”. This is one of the traits from which it may be inferred that the Electra was a comparatively late play. Cp. 1502.


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