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ὑπὸ σκότον goes with ἀκούειν more naturally than, with ὀδύρεται, and the sense is the same: i.e., he is in the “σκότος” where the things are said: for the gen., cp. 65 n., and Tr. 539μίμνομεν μιᾶς ὑπὸ χλαίνης”, which shows that we need not here conceive the sounds as ‘coming from under’ the darkness. Cp. Xen. Cyr. 4.6.4κατέσχεν ὑπὸ σκότου τὸν φθόνον”. Eur. Or. 1457ὑπὸ σκότου ξίφη σπάσαντες”. But “ὑπὸ σκότῳ” also occurs (Aesch. Ag. 1030, Eur. Phoen. 1214).

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    • Euripides, Orestes, 1457
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    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 539
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 4.6.4
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