ἔλειπε seems to differ from “ἔλιπε” here only as being somewhat more vivid, —i.e., as serving to suggest the moment when he was doing the act (cp. 47 “δέλτον λιπὼν ἔστειχε”). See Appendix. τῆσδε τῆς χώρας πέρι. There is no reason to suspect “χώρας”. The oracle said that, at this time, he was to go through his last labour. The Euboean war, she infers, is that labour.
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