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ἐν αἷς, in the course of which: i.e. at some moment in them. So

κάτισθι μὴ πολλοὺς ἔτι
τρόχους ἁμιλλητῆρας ἡλίου τελῶν
ἐν οἶσιἀμοιβὸν ἀντιδοὺς ἔσει


δεξιώματα, pledges given by placing one's right hand in another's: the word occurs only here, and in Athen. 159 B (poet. anonym.) “ χρυσέ, δεξίωμα κάλλιστον βροτοῖς”, gift most welcome to men. “δεξιοῦσθαι” is only “"to greet"” or “"welcome"”: but “δεξιὰς διδόναι καὶ λαμβάνειν”, etc., suggested the phrase here. Cp. Il. 2.341σπονδαί τ᾽ ἄκρητοι καὶ δεξιαί, ᾗς ἐπέπιθμεν”. In Eur. Suppl. 930 Theseus says of Polyneices, “ξένος γὰρ ἦν μοι”, as if alluding to hereditary “ξενία” between the royal houses. Cp. 632.

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    • Euripides, Suppliants, 930
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1064
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.341
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