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τοτὲ μὲνὕπερθεν. Whitelaw: “"Oh then past cure, but worst is now grown worse."” The neut. plur. is most simply taken as adverb (319), referring to “μόγος ἐπεῖχε”: though we might also construe, “ἄπορα” (“ἦν τὰ ἡμέτερα”).

τοτὲ μὲντοτὲ δέ, "at one time" (i.e. while Oed. lived)... "at another time" (i.e. now that he is dead).

ὕπερθεν, hyperbolic, since ἄπορα already=“"hopeless"”: cp. fr. 188 “ πᾶν σὺ τολμήσασα καὶ πέρα, γύναι”.

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