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γ᾽ ἔλαβες: the “γ̓” with causal force (quae ceperis): cp. 663. For the tribrach, cp. 1232. Odysseus, ignoring the moral question, asserts a right of property in the bow, because his “βουλαί” (as he euphemistically calls them) have won it.


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    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1232
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