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διέρχεται. In 758 the disease is personified as “αὕτη”, in 807 as “ἥδε”: here the subject might be simply “κακόν” from 742.

βρύκομαι: cp. 7: Tr. 987 δ᾽ αὖ μιαρὰ βρύκει” (the “νόσος”).

746 Written as above, the exclamations represent three successive cries of pain, each longer than the last, as the agony becomes sharper; they seem to suggest the convulsive movement of the lips from which the sounds are wrung.

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    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 7
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