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δέ οἱδάμαρ. The art. is here a pron., in apposition with “δάμαρ”, and serves to contrast the wife with the husband: the dat. “οἱ” is equiv. to a possessive pron.: cp. Il.13. 616λάκε δ᾽ ὀστέα, τὼ δέ οἱ ὄσσε κ.τ.λ.” Note also the epic hiatus before οἱ (“ϝοἱ”): cp. El.196ὅτε οἱ” (Herm. , for “ὅτε σοι”): where Dindorf cp. Aesch. Ag.1147περιεβάλοντό οἱ”, and Cratinus ap. Plut. Per.24Ἥραν τε οἱ”. In Eur. Phoen.637, however, “ἔθετό σοι” (not “οἱ”) is clearly right.

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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1147
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    • Homer, Iliad, 13.616
    • Sophocles, Electra, 196
    • Plutarch, Pericles, 24
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