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[383] A frequent Homeric method of consolation. ‘Misery loves company.’ Solamen miseris socios habuisse malorum. Dione comforts her daughter by recounting the examples of Ares, Hera, and Hades, who had suffered worse than she. Thus in Soph. Ant. 944 ff., the chorus compare Antigone's fate to that of Danaë, of Lycurgus, and of Cleopatra.

γάρ: refers to “τέτλαθι”.

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