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The general word, ἄκλητος, is defined by the two clauses in apposition with it, “οὔθ᾽ ὑπ᾽ ἀγγέλων κληθείς, οὔτε σάλπιγγός του κλύων”. Here the double οὔτε is more emphatic than a double “οὐδέ”: with the latter, the sense would be, ‘uncalled, and not summoned,’ etc. Cp. Tr. 391οὐκ ἐμῶν ὑπ᾽ ἀγγέλων ἀλλ᾽ αὐτόκλητος”. Aesch. Cho. 838ἥκω μὲν οὐκ ἄκλητος, ἀλλ᾽ ὑπάγγελος”.

ἀφορμᾷς, intrans., as in Thuc. 4. 78§ 5 “ἐκ τῆς Μελιτίας ἀφώρμησεν” (‘he started’): πεῖραν is cogn. acc.; cp. Plat. Parm.p. 135 D “ ὁρμὴ ἣν ὁρμᾷς.

σάλπιγγος: a non-Homeric trait; see on 17. Cp. fr. 357 “ἀσάλπιγκτον ὥραν” = “μέσην νύκτα.

πᾶς εὕδει στρατός. Cp. the phrases “περὶ πρῶτον ὕπνον” ( Thuc. 2. 2§ 1), “nocte concubia” ( Liv. 25. 9§ 8).


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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 838
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.2
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.78
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 391
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 25, 9
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