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λαθίπονον δ᾽ ὀδυνᾶν: cp. El.1002ἄλυπος ἄτης”: I. T. 450 “δουλείας”... | ...“παυσίπονος”. The adj., found only here and in Ai.711, recalls the epic “λα^θικηδής”. It is proleptic predicate with ἐξανύσαι, ‘to effect that his life shall forget,’ etc. The reference of βίοτον to Heracles would be clearer if we could read ἔστι οἱ (not “ἔστιν οἱ”, cp. 650): but μοι is confirmed by ἔνδοθεν, ‘from my own resources’ (cp. 730οἴκοι” n.).

θύραθεν, by the help of others: cp. Eur. H. F.713ὡς θύραθεν εἰκάσαι” (i.e. without personal knowledge).—The MS. ὀδύνανβιότου is tenable, but less probable, and much less forcible.

τοιαῦτα νέμει Ζεύς, i.e., so grievous a doom. Not, ‘such healing is of Zeus alone.’

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    • Euripides, Heracles, 713
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