Ζεύς, in his quality of “Βασιλεύς” (Xen. Anab. 3.1.12), is fitly invoked by a king who vows that he will uphold the royal authority. Cp. 487. ὅρκιος, adverbial: O. C. 1637 “κατῄνεσεν τάδ᾽ ὅρκιος” (n.). Cp. 823 (“λυγροτάταν”). τὸν αὐτόχειρα, the very man (248) whose hand strewed the dust, said with an emphasis corresponding to that with which the Guard had insisted on the absence of any clue (249). For “αὐτο”-, cp. 56, 172. τάφου ῀ ταφῆς, as 490, 534, O. T. 1447: in a symbolical sense like that of “θάψας” (246).
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