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φέγγος...τό τ̓ κ.τ.λ. For a voc. thus combined with a nom. (and art.), cp. 986: Ai. 861(“”) “κλειναί τ᾽ Ἀθῆναι καὶ τὸ σύντροφον γένος.

ἐλπίδων ἄπιστον, not credited by my hopes,— such that my hopes could not have believed it possible. Cp. 1067: Ant. 847φίλων ἄκλαυτος” (=“οὐ κλαιομένη ὑπὸ φίλων”), and n.: El. 1214ἄτιμος...τοῦ τεθνηκότος” (=“οὐ τιμωμένη ὑπὸ τοῦ τ.”). So “ἐλπίδων ἄπιστον”=“οὐ πιστευόμενον ὑπὸ τῶν ἐλπίδων”. This is better than to take it as=“ἐλπίδων πίστιν οὐκ ἔχον”, in the sense, ‘not having the pledge, assurance, given by hopes,’ ‘not warranted’ by them (like “ἀνήνεμος χειμώνων”, O. C. 677 n.).— οἰκούρημα, as having guarded the place while he slept. So a watch-dog is called “οἰκουρός” in Vesp. 970: cp. below, 1328. For the periphrasis cp. El. 417 f. “πατρὸς...ὁμιλίαν”: Eur. Alc. 606ἀνδρῶν Φεραίων εὐμενὴς παρουσία”.

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    • Euripides, Alcestis, 606
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    • Sophocles, Antigone, 847
    • Sophocles, Electra, 1214
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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 677
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1067
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