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[485] λέξω probably deliberative aor. subj.: though it might be fut. indic. (cp. 1419, and n. on Soph. OC 310).

ἐνθάδε the actual situation, implies the known facts of the past; ὀπίσω refers to the seer's hint of the future (v. 453 φανήσεται κ.τ.λ.): cp. Hom. Od. 2.482σεῖο δ᾽, Ἀχιλλεῦ, οὔτις ἀνὴρ προπάροιθε μακάρτατος, οὔτ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ὀπίσσω” (nor will be hereafter).

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