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[278] ποταμοί: the Trojan rivergods (Scamander and Simoïs), as near at hand, are invoked as witnesses; cf. Soph. Aj. 862. A priest (“ἀρητήρ”) of the Scamander is mentioned E 77 f.

καὶ οἵ: const. with “τίνυσθον”. The dual is used with reference to Hades and Persephone, cf. “Ζεύς τε καταχθόνιος καὶ ἐπαινὴ” (dread) “Περσεφόνεια Ι 457. — καμόντας”: who have become weary; euphemism for “θανόντας”.

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