ἔτεκεν ἔτεκε δὴ. I read with H. H. Schmidt J. (cr. n.), thinking with him that the metre is probably “˘˘˘”|“˘˘˘”| “¯˘˘”| “¯ Λ” ||. In such a passage the text might easily have lost “δή”.—The firstborn of Iolè, that “πημονὴ ὑπόστεγος” (376), is a dire spirit which avenges the house of Eurytus on the house of Heracles. Cp. Tennyson, Guinevere: ‘Well is it that no child is born of thee. | The children born of thee are sword and fire’... νέορτος, simply, ‘that has newly arisen’: not, ‘that has lately sped hither’ (schol. “ἡ νεωστὶ ἐνταῦθα ὁρμήσασα”).
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