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[347] καὶ ξυμφυτεῦσαι ... εἰργάσθαι θ᾽. καί ... τε could no more stand for ‘and’ ... ‘both’ than et ... que could. καί here (adeo) implies, “no mere sympathiser, but actually the plotter.”Cp. Soph. OC 1394καὶ” (e'enπᾶσι Καδμείοισι τοῖς σαυτοῦ θ᾽ ἅμα. ξυμφυτεῦσαι: Pind. I. 5.12σύν τέ οἱ δαίμων φυτεύει δόξαν”: Soph. Aj. 953Παλλὰς φυτεύει πῆμα”: Soph. El. 198δεινὰν δεινῶς προφυτεύσαντες μορφάν” (of crime). Hermann preferred δ᾽ to τ᾽ after εἰργάσθαι, as meaning, “but hast done it (only) by another's hands” (i.e. “though thou hast not executed it thyself”): this, however, besides being forced, destroys the climax.

ὅσονεἶχες εἰργάσθαιμὴ καίνων, so far as you could be the author of the deed without slaying: Thuc. 4.16φυλάσσειν δὲ καὶ τὴν νῆσον Ἀθηναίους μηδὲν ἧσσον, ὄσα μὴ ἀποβαίνοντας”: 1. 111 τῆς γῆς ἐκράτουν ὄσα μὴ προϊόντες πολὺ ἐκ τῶν ὅπλων: Soph. Trach. 1214 ὅσον γ᾽ ἂν” (sc. δρῴην τοῦτοαὐτὸς μὴ ποτιψαύων χεροῖν.

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