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Θάνατε. So Aeschylus, too, made Philoctetes invoke Death: fr. 250 “ Θάνατε παιάν, μή μ᾽ ἀτιμάσῃς μολεῖν:” | “μόνος γὰρ εἶ σὺ τῶν ἀνηκέστων κακῶν” | “ἰατρός”. Cp. O. C. 1220(Death as the last “ἐπίκουρος”), and Ai. 854.

ἀεὶκατ᾽ ἦμαρ: cp. O. C. 681θάλλει...κατ᾽ ἦμαρ ἀεὶ” | “νάρκισσος.

δύνᾳ, admitted in Attic verse as an equiv. for “δύνασαι” (Porson Hec. 253): in prose it is postclassical. Cp. 849.

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    • Euripides, Hecuba, 253
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 854
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1220
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 681
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 849
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