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[156] πάλιν, adverb with ἐξανύσεις. τί μοι νέον χρέος ἐξανύσεις; τί χρέος πάλιν ἐξανύσεις; The doubling of harshly co-ordinates νέον and πάλιν, as if one said τίνας μαχομένους ἀμαχεὶ ἐνίκησαν; χρέος here = χρῆμα, “matter” (implying importance): cp. Aesch. Supp. 374 (of a king) χρέος πᾶν ἐπικραίνεις: Eur. Her. 530τί καινὸν ἦλθε τοῖσδε δώμασιν χρέος;” Others take it as = “obligation” (cp. Soph. OC 235), but against this is ἐξανύσεις, which could not mean either to “impose” or to “exact” it. Whitelaw renders, “what requirement thou wilt enact (by oracular voice),” finding this use of ἀνύω in Soph. OC 454, Soph. Ant. 1178; but there (as below, 720) it has its normal sense, “fulfil.”

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