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παρὰ τὸν Ἀχέροντα, because his realm extends along its banks: see n. on Ant. 1123 f. For the place of ἀνάσσων after θεὸς, cp. 695: Ph. 1316τὰς...ἐκ θεῶν” | “τύχας δοθείσας”: O. T. 1245(n.). The ‘god’ is, of course, Hades; the King of the Dead is their avenger: cp110: Ant. 1075Ἅιδου...Ἐρινύες”. Some suppose, however, that the “θεός” meant is the spirit of Agamemnon. Prof. Campbell, who inclines to that view, thinks that the next best course is to refer the words to Hermes “χθόνιος” (111).

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