ἆρ᾽—ἆρ᾽ οὐχὶ Where ἆρα is equivalent in sense to ἆρ᾽ οὐ, this is because it means, “are you satisfied that it is so?” i.e. “is it not abudantly clear?” （Soph. El. 614）. Here, the transition from ἆρα to ἆρ᾽ οὐχὶ is from bitter irony to despairing earnest.
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