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[135] πρίν περ: “πέρ” serves to contrast “πρίν” strongly with the following “δὴ τότε”. cf. “σφῶιν δὲ πρίν περ τρόμος ἔλλαβε φαίδιμα γυῖα, πρὶν πόλεμόν τ᾽ ἰδέειν Θ” 452 f., where the emphasis is not one of expressed contrast.

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