μάλιστα because there is not the consolation of recognising an inevitable destiny: cp. Soph. Aj. 260 “τὸ γὰρ ἐσλεύσσειν οἰκεῖα πάθη ι μηδενὸς ἄλλου παραπράξαντος ι 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. 4.17 “οὗ μὲν βραχεῖς ἀρκῶσι,” 18 οἵτινες ... νομίσωσι.
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