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ἀκάματα with initial “α^”: but in Ant. 339ἀκαμάταν” with “α_” (n.). For the neut. plur. as adv., cp. 786: O. T. 883ὑπέροπτα” (n.).

ἀνύμφευτος is merely a rhetorical amplification of the thought expressed by ἄτεκνος, and hence the poet is indifferent to the order of the words; just as in 962 “ἄλεκτραprecedesἀνυμέναια”, and as Oedipus forebodes the fate of his daughters, “χέρσους φθαρῆναι κἀγάμους” (O.T. 1502). Antigone makes a similar lament ( Ant. 813 ff., Ant. 917 f.).

οἰχνῶ, simply ‘go about’ (“περιέρχομαι”, schol.), here implying her loneliness. Not =“οἴχομαι” (‘I am lost’), as some take it. “οἰχνέω” is, indeed, a poetical by-form of “οἴχομαι”, but does not share this sense. Cp. 313, Ai. 564.This verb is not extant in Eur. ; Aesch. uses compounds of it, but only in lyrics (“εἰσ-”, Aesch. P. V. 122; “δι-”, Aesch. Eum. 315).


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