Ἄρης with “α_” (after Homeric precedent, Il. 5. 31 etc.), as in Ant. 139, Ai. 254, Ai. 614. ἐξένισεν. The “ξένια” with which Ares welcomes his guests are wounds and death. Archilochus fr. 7 “ξείνια δυσμενέσιν λυγρὰ χαριζόμενοι”. Helen. 480 “θάνατος ξένιά σοι γενήσεται”. Anthol. 6. 9 (arrows) “ὀλοὰ ξείνια δυσμενέων”.
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