τὸν ὑπεραλγῆ: for the art., cp. 166 n. νέμουσα, ‘assigning,’ or ‘committing,’ it to Zeus. The verb is used as in “νέμειν μοῖραν” ( Tr. 1238) or “νέμειν γέρα” ( O. C. 1396) “τινί”. Wrath against evildoers is an attribute and a prerogative of Zeus, to whom the injured should leave the task of inflicting retribution. As the avenger of blood, Zeus was styled “ἀλάστωρ, ἀλιτήριος, παλαμναῖος, τιμωρός”.
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