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πυρφόρος, ‘torch in hand’: so of Prometheus (O. C. 55, where see n.) and Artemis (O. T. 207). Aesch. Th. 433φλέγει δὲ λαμπὰς διὰ χερῶν ὡπλισμένη: χρυσοῖς δὲ φωνεῖ γράμμασιν, πρήσω πόλιν.

βακχεύων: so oft. Eur. as H. F. 898 “Λύσσα βακχεύσει”: but this is the only place where Soph. connects evil frenzy with the name of a god whom this same Ode invokes (154).

ῥιπαῖς...ἀνέμων. Capaneus, breathing fury and slaughter, is likened to a deadly tempest. For “ῥιπαί”, ‘blasts,’ cp. 929 and O. C. 1248 n. So Aesch. Th. 63πρὶν καταιγίσαι πνοὰς Ἄρεως”.

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