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οὔτ̓: see cr. n. and cp. on 450. “πρὸ τοὐμοῦ προὔλαβες κ.τ.λ.”, received their words first, in preference to speech with me. We need not supply “ἔπους” with “τοὐμοῦ”, which=“"my part,"” “"what I had to say"”; cp. Tr. 1068εἰ τοὐμὸν ἀλγεῖς μᾶλλον”. The verb “προλαμβάνειν” nowhere = “προαιρεῖσθαί τί τινος”, to prefer one thing to another. It is πρὸ τοὐμοῦ which here suggests preference, while προὔλαβες merely expresses priority in time.

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