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ἔλυσενἌρης. Ares, the god of bloodshed and violent death (253 n.), is said to have ‘cleared away’ the cloud of dread trouble which darkened their eyes, because Ajax has renounced his purpose of suicide. Cp. Tr. 654(“Ἄρης”) “ἐξέλυσ᾽ ἐπίπονον ἁμέραν”, ‘has cleared away the day of trouble’ (n.).

αἰνὸν ἄχος: Il. 17. 83Ἕκτορα δ᾽ αἰνὸν ἄχος πύκασε φρένας.

ἀπ᾽ ὀμμάτων: Aesch. Theb. 228(“θεὸς”) “κἀκ χαλεπᾶς δύας ὕπερθ᾽ ὀμμάτων κρημναμενᾶν νεφελᾶν ὀρθοῖ”.


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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 228
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