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αἶρε δεῦρο. The child is led in by an attendant: Ajax means, ‘lift him’ (from the ground) ‘to my arms.’ Some take “αἶρε” as=‘bring,’ comparing Il. 6. 264μή μοι οἶνον ἄειρε”, Ar. Pax 1αἶρ᾽ αἶρε μᾶζαν ὡς τάχιστα κανθάρῳ”: but this is less simple, and less fitting.

ταρβήσει γὰρ οὒ: for “οὐ” placed after the verb, see on Ant. 96.This passage recalls Il. 6. 466—470, where Hector is about to take his little son from the nurse's arms, but the child shrinks back, frightened by the helmet,— “ταρβήσας χαλκόν τε ἰδὲ λόφον ἱππιοχαίτην”.

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