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τὴν, a rare instance of the art. used as relat. pron. in dial gue without metrical necessity: see O. C.747 n. The motive here may have been a wish to avoid four consecutive endings in ν.

πημονῆς ἄτερ. If the “δέλτος” should prove to have foretold the death of Heracles, then she would have received it “σὺν πημονῇ”: it would have been a harbinger of woe.—As to Wunder's rejection of vv<*> 44—48, see Appendix.

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