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ἐή. L has : which should metrically answer to ὅρα (117). It is possible that in an exclamation, followed by a momentary pause, the second should stand here: but it is more prob. that, as in Aesch. Theb. 966 etc., we should write ἐή.

ἀλαῶν ὀμμάτων. Oedipus has spoken of his own ill fortune as if it consisted primarily in his blindness. The Chorus then ask: — "Ah! and wast thou blind from thy birth? Thy life has been long, as well as unhappy, one may judge." The gen. could depend on ἐή, as oft. on φεῦ, , οἴμοι, etc., but is better taken with φυτάλμιος, of which the sense (with αὐτῶν understood) would else be obscure.

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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 966
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