ὅτε causal, O. T. 918 n. πρὸς διπλῆς μ.: cp. 14 n.: for “πρὸς”, 51 n.: for διπλῆς . . μίαν, 13 n. παίσαντες . . πληγέντες. In Attic prose the verb ‘to strike’ usu. had as pres. “τύπτω” (or “παίω”), fut. “τυπτήσω” (or “πατάξω”), aor. “ἐπάταξα”, aor. pass. “ἐπλήγην”. The aor. of “παίω” is mainly a poetical word, used in tragedy, more rarely in comedy, and by Xenophon. In Attic prose “ἔπαισα” is usu. the aor. of “παίζω”. Meineke proposed “πλήξαντες” here, but that aor. (except in comp. with a prep.) is almost unknown to classical “αττιξ. παισθέντες”, again, though that aor. pass. occurs twice in Aesch. , is very rare. αὐτόχειρι … μιάσματι, the stain of a kinsman's murder (see on 51, and cp. 1176): cp. Aesch. Th. 849“κακὰ ι αὐτοφόνα. σύν”, as 1266 “νέῳ ξὺν μόρῳ”: O. C. 1663, “σὺν νόσοις”: Pind. O. 2. 42“σὺν ἀλλαλοφονίᾳ”.
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