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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.760ἀνθρώπου φύσιν” | “βλαστών.—μόνηδὴ”: 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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    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 627
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.467
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 517
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 760
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 58
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 751
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