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ὅρα: cp. Aesch. Eum. 255 (the Furies hunting Orestes): “ὅρα, ὅρα μάλ᾽ αὖ λεῦσσέ τε πάντα, μὴ
λάθῃ φύγδα βὰς ματροφόνος ἀτίτας

”: cp. also the scene in which the Chorus of the Ajax are seeking the hero (

πᾶ πᾶ
πᾶ γὰρ οὐκ ἔβαν ἐγώ;


τίς ἄρ᾽ ἦν; imperf. of previous mention (not implying that he is not still trespassing): who was he of whom our informant spoke? Plat. Crito 47D τῷ μὲν δικαίῳ βέλτιον ἐγίγνετο ῾ις, ας ωε αγρεεδ, μαδε βεττεῤ, τῷ δὲ ἀδίκῳ ἀπώλλυτο”. Slightly different is the imperf. of a truth newly seen:

ὅδ᾽ ἦν ἄρα
ξυλλαβών με

, "so (all the time) this was he who has seized me."

ναίει, of mere situation (not habitation), as Il. 2.626νήσων αἳ ναίουσι πέρην ἁλός”: so Ai. 597 (of Salamis), and Tr. 99 (of a wanderer).

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    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 255
    • Plato, Crito, 47d
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    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 978
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 99
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.626
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