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Χρυσόθεμιν: the name occurs nowhere else in the play, except in v. 158. Eur. uses it once, Eur. Or. 23Χρυσόθεμις Ἰφιγένειά τ᾽ Ἠλέκτρα τ᾽ ἐγώ”. For the place of the name in the sentence, cp. 695.—“ἐντάφια, ἐναγίσματα”, offerings for the grave of Agamemnon, viz., (1) libations, “χοαί”, and (2) some other articles, such as flowers, and perhaps cakes, described at v. 434 by the word “κτερίσματα”, as distinct from “λουτρά”. Cp. v. 405 “ἔμπυρα” (n.). It is evident that, even if she is attended by a “πρόσπολος”, Chrysothemis carries some, at least, of the gifts in her own hands: cp. 431ὧν ἔχεις χεροῖν”.—For the tribrach in the 5th foot, cp. O.T. 719 n.

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    • Euripides, Orestes, 23
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