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καὶ τόδ̓ still depends on “οὐχ ὁρᾷς;

μάλ᾽ αὖθις: cp. 1477.

ἔπιτνε, impf., must be either (1) “"was appointed to perish,"” or (2) “"was perishing"” when we last saw him. (2) seems best.

δίχα τε παντός, “"apart from all"”: i.e. without any eye-witness (save Theseus).—Better thus than, “"in a manner different from all other men."”—Ismene opposes her sister's desire as (1) unlawful, and (2) impossible.

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