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ἦμος (155 n.): this is the only Attic instance of the epic τῆμος.

ξένος, merely as a guest from a distance; Lichas was no stranger to her (cp. 232, 310).

θροεῖ seems to imply that their voices could be heard within, and that therefore she felt safe from sudden interruption.

ταῖς αἰχμ. παισὶν: who charge him with messages to their kinsfolk and friends among the Oechalian captives with Heracles: these maidens were “ἐξαίρετοι” (245).

ὡς ἐπ᾽ ἐξόδῳ: for “ὡς” denoting the intention, cp. Ph.58 n.: and for ἐπ᾽ ἐξόδῳ, cp. El.1322.

θυραῖος fem., as El.313θυραῖον οἰχνεῖν”: cp. 478πατρῷος”, and O. C.751.


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