cf. “αὐτῶν γὰρ σφετέρῃσιν κτλ. α” 7, of the comrades of Odysseus; Od. 10.437.
: blind follies
, contrasted with 408. The leaders of the first expedition against Thebes were represented as being for the most part hot-headed, self-willed, impious men, — esp. Capaneus, the father of Sthenelus. cf. (“Καπανεὺς
”) “πύργοις δ᾽ ἀπειλεῖ δείν̓ ἃ μὴ κραίνοι τύχη:ι θεοῦ τε γὰρ θέλοντος ἐκπέρσειν πόλινͅ καὶ μὴ θέλοντος φησίν: οὐδὲ τὴν Διὸςι ἔριν
” (i.e. lightning) “πέδοι σκήψασαν
) “ἐμποδὼν σχεθεῖν
”.| “τὰς δ᾽ ἀστραπάς τε καὶ κεραυϝίους βολὰςι μεσημβρινοῖσι
) “θάλπεσιν προσῄκασεν
” Aeschylus Septem
409 ff., Soph. Antigone
126 ff. In return for his boasting, Capaneus was struck and slain by the lightning of Zeus.