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[249] ὑπέρσχῃ χεῖρα: a poetic figure of protection. cf. “Ε 433, Ι 420, Ω 374, ὃς Χρύσην ἀμφιβέβηκας Α” 37, and the Old Testament figures.—“You seem inclined to do nothing for your own safety, but to leave all to Zeus.”

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