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[182] ὥς: repeats “ὧδε” 176.

τότε κτλ.: cf. “Θ 150, Ζ 282, Ρ” 417. Formula of a wish for speedy death. cf. sed mihi vel tellus optem prius ima dehiscat Verg. Aen. iv. 24, “εὔχομαι μυρίας ἐμέ γε κατὰ γῆς ὀργυιὰς γενέσθαι” Xen. An. vii. “Ι 30, οὐ βέλτιόν ἐστιν ὑπὸ τὴν Χάρυβδιν καὶ τὸν Κωκυτὸν καὶ μυρίας ὀργυιὰς κατὰ γῆς δῦναι, πεσεῖν εἰς τοιοῦτον βίον” Julian Orat. vi. 198 c.

εὐρεῖα: a standing epithet.

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