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καλῶς τελευτᾷς, after threatening disobedience (1230 ff.).

κἀπὶ τοῖσδε: i.e., crown the promise with the deed. Cp. Ai.813κοὐ λόγῳ δείξω μόνον:” | “τάχος γὰρ ἔργου καὶ ποδῶν ἅμ᾽ ἕψεται.— ταχεῖαν”, adverbial: cp. O. T.617 f.

πρὶν ἐμπεσεῖν κ.τ.λ.: his fear is not so much of the pain, or of increased difficulty for his bearers, but rather of the illomened cries which would be wrung from him on the brink of death. See on 1260.

σπαραγμὸν (778)

οἶστρον: a similar combination occurs in Aesch. fr. 163 “ἐκ ποδῶν δ᾽ ἄνω” | “ὑπέρχεται σπαραγμὸς εἰς ἄκρον κάρα”, | “κέντημα λύσσης, σκορπίου βέλος λέγω”.

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