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τίς θυμός, what impulse of passion,

τίνες νόσοι, what pangs of frenzy ( Ai.59φοιτῶντ᾽ ἄνδρα μανιάσιν νόσοις”). The words “ τίνες νόσοι” are really parenthetical,—suggesting that the excited mind (“θυμός”) may have been also deranged; hence the verb can agree with “θυμός”, on which the chief stress falls.— ξυνεῖλε, corripuit, seized and carried off; cp. Thuc.2. 51(“ λοιμὸς”) “πάντα ξυνῄρει”. Not, ‘destroyed her along with Heracles.’

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    • Sophocles, Ajax, 59
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