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εὐμαρὴς θεός, a god who brings ease,—soothing difficulties, and making burdens tolerable (cp. O. C. 7, O. C. 437). “εὐμαρής” has here an active sense: cp. Ph. 44φύλλον...νώδυνον”, a herb that soothes pain. Eur. H. F. 17συμφορὰς δὲ τὰς ἐμὰς” | “ἐξευμαρίζων”. Philon vol. 2. p. 43 (ap. Nauck) describes “χρόνος” as “ἱκανὸς καὶ πένθος ἀνελεῖν καὶ θυμὸν σβέσαι καὶ φόβον θεραπεῦσαι: πάντα γὰρ ἐξευμαρίζει”. For this use of θεός, cp. Soph. O. T. 27 n.

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    • Euripides, Heracles, 17
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