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οὔτ᾽ὄλβος: wealth cannot buy off fate; arms cannot vanquish it; walls cannot keep it out; flight beyond sea cannot elude it.—Bacchylides fr. 36

θνατοῖσι δ᾽ οὐκ αὐθαίρετοι οὔτ᾽ ὄλβος οὔτ᾽ ἄκαμπτος Ἄρης οὔτε παμφθέρσης στάσις, ἀλλ᾽ ἐπιχρίμπτει νέφος ἄλλοτ᾽ ἐπ᾽ ἄλλαν γαῖαν πάνδωρος αἶσα.

πύργος, ˙ citywalls, with their towers (O. T. 56).

οὔτ᾽οὔτ᾽, followed by οὐοὐχ: so even when only one “οὔτε” has been used, 249 n.

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