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τοίας: 164 n.

ἐρέσσουσιν, ‘ply,’—properly, to ply the oar; then, to put anything in lively motion; Ant. 158μῆτιν ἐρέσσων”, ‘revolving’ thoughts in the mind. Cp. the elegiac poet Dionysius ap. Athen. p. 669 A “εἰρεσίῃ γλώσσης ἀποπέμψομεν εἰς μέγαν αἶνον” (‘by our swift strains will we waft him to the haven of fame’).

δικρατεῖς Ἀτρεῖδαι, the two princely Atreidae: cp. 390τούς τε δισσάρχας..βασιλῆς”: O. C. 1055τὰς διστόλους ...ἀδελφὰς”, i.e., the two journeying sisters; and ib. 17 n.


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