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πευκίνης: cp. 766πιείρας δρυός” (n.).

πρῆσαι, made emphatic by place and pause: cp. Ant.72θάψω.— γόουδάκρυ”, the tear that belongs to, accompanies, lamentation; as “δάκρυα” and “γόοι” are so often associated ( Eur. Or.320, I. T. 860, etc.). (Not, ‘a mournful tear,’ as opp. to “δάκρυ χαρᾶς”.)

εἰσίτω, abs., ‘come in,’ ‘find a place’ there: cp. Phaedr. p. 270 A “τὸ γὰρ ὑψηλόνουν τοῦτο...ἔοικεν ἐντεῦθέν ποθεν εἰσιέν<*>”. We ought not to supply “σε”, as if the sense were, ‘come into thy thoughts’ ( Phaedop. 58 E “οὔτε...με...ἔλεος εἰσῄει”).

The ordinary “ἐκφορά” was attended by wailing; but these obsequies, like those of the priests in Legg. 947 B, were to be “χωρὶς θρήνων καὶ ὀδυρμῶν”. Cp. Manoah's words in Samson Agonistes (1708), ‘Come, come; no time for lamentation now.’

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    • Euripides, Orestes, 320
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