The γὰρ seems meant to introduce a further account of what the “μάντεις” at Argos had said; but no such explanation is given. γὰρ cannot be explained, at this point in the story, as the mere preface to narrative (O. T. 277); that should have stood in 1292. Yet I would not write δ᾽ ἄρ᾽. The hearers are left to understand that he found the seers among his new allies. τὸ Δωρικόν, simply as being in the “Δωρίδι νάσῳ Πέλοπος” (see on 695); cp. on 378 (“προσλαμβάνει”).
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