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[412] λέγω δ᾽ a solemn exordium, bespeaking attention: cp. 449.

τυφλόν μ᾽ ὠνείδισας As ὠνείδισας could not stand for ἀπεκάλεσας, “called me reproachfully,” τυφλόν must stand for ὡς τυφλὸν ὄντα. For the ellipse of ὄντα, cp. Soph. El. 899ὡς δ᾽ ἐν γαλήνῃ πάντ᾽ ἐδερκόμην τόπον”: for that of ὡς, Soph. OC 142μή μ᾽, ἱκετεύω, προσίδητ᾽ ἄνομον.

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