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[490] τάδε πάντα: cf. 6.441. Esp. what is intimated in 487-489.

νύκτας κτλ.: a freq. verse-close. ‘Night’ is placed before ‘day,’ since the calendar day began with sunset, in Greece as among the Hebrews. cf. ‘And the evening and the morning were the first day,’ Genesis i. 5.

ἦμαρ: the change from pl. to sing. has no special significance.

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