κατὰ μὲν βάρβαρον αἶαν, i.e. at Troy. The whole form of this passage (95—99) seems clearly to show a reminiscence of Od. 11. 406—411, where the shade of Agamemnon says to Odysseus,— “οὔτ᾽ ἐμέ γ᾽ ἐν νήεσσι Ποσειδάων ἐδάμασσεν”,... | “οὔτε μ᾽ ἀνάρσιοι ἄνδρες ἐδηλήσαντ᾽ ἐπὶ χέρσου”, | “ἀλλά μοι Αἴγισθος τεύξας θάνατόν τε μόρον τε” | “ἔκτα σὺν οὐλομένῃ ἀλόχῳ, οἶκόνδε καλέσσας”, | “δειπνίσσας, ὤς τίς τε κατέκτανε βοῦν ἐπὶ φάτνῃ”. Sophocles follows the Homeric version in conceiving Agamemnon as slain at a banquet (194, Od. 203); and ἐξένισεν in v. 96 suggests a contrast with the entertainment which had been prepared for him at home.—Cp. also Aesch. Eum. 625 ff.
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