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[818] μηδὲ ... τινα sc. ἔξεστι, absolutely: not is it lawful that anyone should speak to him.

ὠθεῖν δ᾽ the positive δεῖ must be evolved from the negative οὐκ ἔξεστι: cp. Soph. El. 71καὶ μή μ᾽ ἄτιμον τῆσδ᾽ ἀποστείλητε γῆς ἀλλ᾽ ἀρχέπλουτον” (sc. καταστήσατε). See above, 241.

καὶ τάδ᾽ And these things—these curses— none but I laid on myself. And as the thought proceeds, the speaker repeats τάδε in a more precise and emphatic form: cp. Plat. Rep. 606bἐκεῖνο κερδαίνειν ἡγεῖται, τὴν ἡδονήν.

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