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ἔσχε. The pres. “ἔχει” would mean ‘constrains’; cp. I. T. 1065 “τρεῖς μία τύχη τοὺς φιλτάτους”, | “ γῆς πατρῴας νόστος, θανεῖν, ἔχει”. The aor. (‘ingressive’) =‘came upon him with constraint’: cp. 1117: fr. 529 “τοὺς δὲ δουλείας”... | “ζυγὸν ἔσχ᾽ ἀνάγκας”: Eur. Hec. 4ἐπεὶ Φρυγῶν πόλιν” | “κίνδυνος ἔσχε δορὶ πεσεῖν Ἑλληνικῷ”.

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