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[1231] μάλιστα because there is not the consolation of recognising an inevitable destiny: cp. Soph. Aj. 260τὸ γὰρ ἐσλεύσσειν οἰκεῖα πάθη μηδενὸς ἄλλου παραπράξαντος μεγάλας ὀδύνας ὑποτείνει”: but here λυποῦσι refers rather to the spectators than to the sufferers.

αἳ for αἳ ἄν, as oft. in poetry (Soph. OC 395 etc.), rarely in prose, Thuc. 4.17οὗ μὲν βραχεῖς ἀρκῶσι,” 18 οἵτινες ... νομίσωσι.

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