ἤνθηκεν: cp. 1000 “ἄνθος” (n.): Ph.258“ἡ δ᾽ ἐμὴ νόσος” | “ἀεὶ τέθηλε” (n.). For this rare perf., cp. Thuc.2. 49“ἐξηνθηκός”. ὦ χέρες: cp. Ph.1004“ὦ χεῖρες”: ib. 1354 “ὦ...κύκλοι” (n.). ὦ νῶτα καὶ στέρν̓. Quoting from memory (with “ὦ στέρν̓” instead of these words), the rhetorician Apsines (c. 240 A.D.) cites this passage (Spengel Rhet. 1.400) as an instance of pathetic apostrophe,—subjoining it to another example from Sophocles, viz. Soph. O. T.1391.Dindorf notes this (ed. 1860).
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