οἴμοι μοί “κ.τ.λ.” These three verses are divided as above in L, and now in most editions. Hermann wrote “οἴ μοι”. | “ὦ δέμας οἰκτρόν”. | “φεῦ, φεῦ”. | “ὦ δεινοτάτας” | “οἴ μοι”.—For anapaestic verses inserted in dialogue, cp. Tr. 1081“αἰαῖ, ὦ τάλας, αἰαῖ”, and ib. 1085 “ὦναξ Ἀΐδη, δέξαι μ̓”, | “ὦ Διὸς ἀκτίς, παῖσον”. This is one of the traits from which it may be inferred that the Electra was a comparatively late play. Cp. 1502.
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