καί: and, adds a further result of the leader's death.ἐλέγχιστος: most disgraced. From “ἔλεγχος” shame, as “ἔχθιστος” from “ἔχθος”. § 22 b. πολυδίψιον: cf. “Ἄργος ἄειδε, θεά, πολυδίψιον”, the beginning of the ‘cyclic’ Thebaïd; “ὅταν ποτ᾽ Ἄργους διψίαν ἔλθω χθόνα” Eur. Alc. 560. The eastern part of the plain of Argos and the whole region of Mycenae are ill supplied with water. Hence arose the myth of the artificial conduits of Danaüs, on Egyptian models, and the story of the occupation of his daughters the Danaïds in Hades.
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