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λόγων τ̓: the elision gives a quasi-caesura: cp. Ph.101 n.

λόγωνἐπιστολὰς=‘mandates consisting in words’ (defining gen.), i.e., her (verbal) messages to Heracles, as distinguished from the “δῶρα”. Sophocles, like Aesch. , uses “ἐπιστολή” only in the general sense of ‘mandate’ ( Soph. O. C.1601, Soph. Ai.781): Eur. uses it also with ref. to a written letter (I. A. 111 etc.).

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