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τί γάρ με λυπεῖκ.τ.λ.”: i.e., ‘It is true that it is ill-omened for the living to be described as dead; but why, in this case, need I care for the omen?’ Cp. Helen. 1050 (Helen to Menelaüs): “βούλει λέγεσθαι μὴ θανὼν τεθνηκέναι”; He replies:—“κακὸς μὲν ὄρνις: εἰ δὲ κερδανῶ λέγων”, | “ἕτοιμός εἰμι μὴ θανὼν λόγῳ θανεῖν.

ἔργοισι: the plur., as in O. C. 782(n.).

κἀξενέγκωμαι, ‘carry off’ from the enterprise: Tr. 497μέγα τι σθένος Κύπρις ἐκφέρεται νίκας ἀεί”.

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