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[278] δεῖξαι “point to.” Note the emphatic place of the word: the speaker knows not that he is face to face with the slayer. τὸ ζήτημα, acc. of general reference. The simpler form would have been, ἦν τοῦ πέμψαντος τὸ ζήτημα καὶ λῦσαι: but, instead of a verb which could govern ζήτημα, τόδ᾽ εἰπεῖν is substituted, because it conveniently introduces the clause ὅστις εἴργασται, explaining what the ζήτημα itself was. τὸ ζήτημα is then left much as αἰτεῖς is left in 216 when the insertion of ἀλκὴν κ.τ.λ. has modified the construction.

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