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οὐδέποτέ γ̓: Ar. Pax 109μὰ τὸν Διόνυσον οὐδέποτε ζῶντός γ᾽ ἐμοῦ.

πᾶνκακόν: cp. El. 615χωρεῖν ἂν εἰς πᾶν ἔργον.

γῆς τόδ᾽ αἰπεινὸν βάθρον= “τόδε γῆς αἰπεινῆς βάθρον” (952), this pedestal of (=consisting in) a steep land, i.e. the island, with its sheer cliffs, on which he is standing. Cp. Ai. 859<*> γῆς ἱρὸν οἰκείας πέδον” | “Σαλαμῖνος, πατρῷον ἑστίας βάθρον” (cp. ib. 135), where, as here, the whole island is the “βάθρον”.

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    • Aristophanes, Peace, 109
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