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ἀδακρύτων proleptic: cp. Ant.1200ὀργὰς εὐμενεῖς κατασχεθεῖν”, and ib. 791 n.

βλεφάρων πόθον: cp. fr. 729 “ὀμμάτειος πόθος”.

108 It is simplest to construe εὔμναστον δεῖμα ὁδοῦ ἀνδρὸς, though the adj. might go with “ἀνδρός”, and “δεῖμα” with “ὁδοῦ” only. Casaubon's emendation τρέφουσαν (cp. 28) has been generally received. But the MS. φέρουσαν must not be lightly rejected. If right, it means ‘bearing’ as a burden; cp. O.T. 93 “τῶνδε γὰρ πλέον φέρω” | “τὸ πένθος”. The word is, however, much more suitable to “πένθος” than to “δεῖμα”. And we cannot compare passages in which “φέρειν” is said of the temper or mood which a person ‘carries’ within him, as Eur. Hipp.118σπλάγχνον ἔντονον φέρων” (cp. Soph. Ant.705 n., and ib. 1090). A scribe might easily have written “φέρουσαν” for “τρέφουσαν” by a mere slip,— as the true “ἔβαλ̓” became “ἔλαβ̓” in Soph. Ph.680, or as in Soph. Ant.180 the true “φόβου” seems to have been made in L from “σοφου”: cp. also the variant “μένειν” for “νέμοι” below, in 163. On the whole, I believe that τρέφουσαν is right.

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