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[1030] σοῦ δ᾽ With the σοῦ γ᾽ of most MSS.: “Yes, and thy preserver” (the first γε belonging to the sentence, the second to σωτήρ). Cp. Hdt. 1.187μὴ μέντοι γε μὴ σπανίσας γε ἄλλως ἀνοίξῃ”: where the second γε belongs to σπανίσας. There is no certain example of a double γε in Soph. which is really similar. With σοῦ δ᾽: “But thy preserver”: the γε still belonging to σωτήρ, and δὲ opposing this thought to that of v. 1029. For δέ γε cp. Aesch. Ag. 938ΑΓ. φήμη γε μέντοι δημόθρους μέγα σθένει. ΚΛ. δ᾽ ἀφθόνητός γ᾽ οὐκ ἐπίζηλος πέλει.” “True, but ... ” The gentle reproof conveyed by δέ γε is not unfitting in the old man's mouth: and a double γε, though admissible, is awkward here.

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