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ἀπὸ τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν ὑδρορρόαι δύο ῥέουσιν μέλανος -> two streams of black run from the eyes
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Fragment 98 from Αἱ Στεφανοπώλιδες (The Garland-Selling Ladies) by the comic playwright Eubulus (4th cent. BCE).  It refers to the facial cosmetics ("black" = mascara) worn by Athenian women: in the summer heat, the black around their eyes or on their eyelashes runs down their cheeks.
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Ah, great, the μέλανος was missing from the quote.