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ὡς τάχιστά γε. Instead of γε, we should rather expect δή: but γε, emphasising τάχιστα, will not seem weak if we regard the clause as supplementary: “"turn back thy host—yes, and with all speed too."” Distinguish the ordinary use of γε with the adverb in response: Ant. 1102ΚΡ. δοκεῖς παρεικαθεῖν; ΧΟ. ὅσον γ̓, ἄναξ, τάχιστα”.

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