ὦ τλῆμον Ἑλλάς: cp. Eur. H. F.877“μέλεος Ἑλλάς, ἂ τὸν εὐεργέταν” | “ἀποβαλεῖς”: and ib. 135. σφαλήσεται, not “σφαλήσει”, since “ὦ τλῆμον Ἑλλάς” is rather an exclamation than an address. σφαλεῖσ᾽ ἔσει would be an easy correction (cp. O. C.816“λυπηθεὶς ἔσει”), but is needless. —The poet may have preferred this verb to the more natural “στερήσεται” as more forcibly expressing a disaster (cp. 297, 719). Elsewhere the genitive after “σφάλλομαι” always denotes, not a person. but a thing (“δόξης, τύχης, χρημάτων”, etc.).
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