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ὀπτὸνπερισκελῆ, tempered to hardness: for the proleptic adj., cp. Thuc. 2.75ᾔρετο τὸ ὕψος...μέγα”, Eur. El. 376 (“πενία”) “διδάσκει δ᾽ ἄνδρα τῇ χρείᾳ κακόν” (to be bad).

περισκελής, dried or parched all round, from “σκέλλω”, torrere: cp. Il. 23.190μὴ πρὶν μένος ἠελίοιο σκήλει᾽ ἀμφὶ περὶ χρόα ἴνεσιν”: hence, fig., “αί περισκελεῖς φρένες” (Ai. 649): cp. retorridus. From the same rt come “σκληρός, σκελετός” (skeleton), and “ἀσκελής” (dried),—this last having a fig. sense in the Homeric “ἀσκελὲς αἰεί” (‘stubbornly,’ Od. 1.68).

ἐκ πυρός, by means of fire; cp. 990: Ph. 710ἐξ ὠκυβόλων τόξων...ἀνύσειε...φορβάν”.

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    • Euripides, Electra, 376
    • Homer, Odyssey, 1.68
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 649
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 990
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 710
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.75
    • Homer, Iliad, 23.190
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