πληγὰς must be preferred to πλαγὰς here, unless we are to write “γᾶς” (in 87), etc. As a rule, certainly, Doricism is a mark of lyric (as dist. from marching) anapaests; see Ant., append. p. 248, and cp. W. Christ, Metrik § 288. But the fact that these anapaests, though lyric in general character, precede the first lyrics of the Chorus, may have led the poet to prefer Attic forms, as in the anapaestic Parodos of the Ajax (134 ff., where “πληγὴ” occurs in 137).
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