θῆλυς for “θηλεῖα”, as in the Homeric “θῆλυς ἐέρση” ( Od.5. 467): O. C.751 n.—Nauck's correction of οὖσα into φῦσα is indispensable, if ἀνδρὸς be retained; the alternative would be to read ἀνὴρ, which is less probable. For the cogn. acc., cp. Ai.760“ἀνθρώπου φύσιν” | “βλαστών.—μόνη … δὴ”: Ant.58 n. καθεῖλε, brought low, destroyed, as in Ai.517(of death). φασγάνου δίχα: the warrior laments that he has not fallen in combat; cp. Aesch. Eum.627(of Agamemnon's death) “καὶ ταῦτα πρὸς γυναικός, οὔ τι θουρίοις” | “τόξοις ἑκηβόλοισιν ὥστ᾽ Ἀμαζόνος”.
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