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δαίσασθαι, sc.αὐτὰ” (fr. 731 “ὠμόβρως ἐδαίσατο” | “τὸν Ἀστάκειον παῖδα”): epexegetic inf.: cp. 1277: Eur. Med. 1399φιλίου χρῄζω στόματος” | “παίδων τάλας προσπτύξασθαι” (sc.αὐτό”, cp. Eur. Phoen. 1671): Plat. Crito 52B “οὐδ᾽ ἐπιθυμία σε ἄλλης πόλεως οὐδ᾽ ἄλλων νόμων ἔλαβεν εἰδέναι”.—The destroying gods, such as Ares ( Il. 5. 289) and Thanatos ( Eur. Alc. 844), were supposed to rejoice, like the dead ( Hom. Od. 11. 96, Eur. Hec. 536), in draughts of blood.

The conj. λῄσασθαι (‘to make his prey’) is correct in form ( Eur. Tro. 866ἐλῄσατο”), but weaker than the vulgate.

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    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1671
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    • Homer, Iliad, 5.289
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    • Plato, Crito, 52
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