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οὔτοι νεμεσητόν, since the feeling of “νέμεσις” is justified only when fair allowance has been made for human weakness. ( Andoc. or. 1. 57 “χρὴ γὰρ ἀνθρωπίνως περὶ τῶν πραγμάτων ἐκλογίζεσθαι, ὥσπερ ἂν αὐτὸν ὄντα ἐν τῇ συμφορᾷ”.) Cp. Il. 9. 523πρὶν δ̓” (before the amend was made) “οὔτι νεμεσσητὸν κεχολῶσθαι.

ἀλύοντα: 174 n.

χειμερίῳ: cp. 1460: Ai. 206Α<*>ας θολερῷ” | “κεῖται χειμῶνι νοσήσας.

καὶ παρὰ νοῦν θροεῖν, referring to his abrupt dismissal of them (1177). “καί” (‘e'en’) expresses the relation of cause and effect. “παρὰ νοῦν” like “παρὰ δίκην” etc.: cp. O. T. 550τοῦ νοῦ χωρίς”.

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    • Homer, Iliad, 9.523
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 206
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 550
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1460
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