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[1072] Iocasta rushes from the scene-to appear no more. Cp. the sudden exit of Haemon (Soph. Ant. 766), of Eurydice (Soph. Ant. 1245), and of Deianeira (Soph. Trach. 813). In each of the two latter cases, the exit silently follows a speech by another person, and the Chorus comments on the departing one's silence. Iocasta, like Haemon, has spoken passionate words immediately before going: and here σιωπῆς(1075) is more strictly “reticence” than “silence.”

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