Join τὸν ἄδηλον ἄνδρα, and take πάντα as neut. plur., “by all means.” The adverbial πάντα is very freq. in Soph., esp. with adj., as Soph. Aj. 911 “ὁ πάντα κωφός, ὁ πάντ᾽ ἄϊδρις:” but also occurs with verb, as Soph. Trach. 338 “τούτων ἔχω γὰρ πάντ᾽ ἐπιστήμην ἐγώ”: Here, the emphasis on πάντα would partly warrant us in taking it as acc. sing. masc., subject to ἰχνεύειν. But, though the masc. nominative πᾶς sometimes = πᾶς τις, it may be doubted whether Soph. would have thus used the ambiguous πάντα alone for the acc. sing. masc. Ellendt compares 226, but there πάντα is acc. plur. neut.
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