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As 78 shows, the man who has just entered is supposed to belong to Colonus, which, like the rest of Attica, was subject to the king of Athens (v. 67). The designation ξένος was probably suggested merely by ξεῖν̓ in 33.

τὰ πλείον̓, "the" details foreshadowed by the preamble. Isocr. or. 5 § 63 (in a rapid sketch of Conon's career) “καὶ τί δεῖ τὰ πλείω λέγειν”; "and why dwell on the details?" So in Soph. Ph. 576μή νύν μ᾽ ἔρῃ τὰ πλείον̓”, Tr. 731σιγᾶν ἂν ἁρμόζοι σε τὸν πλείω λόγον”, the art. denotes "the" sequel which the previous discourse promises. In Eur. Med. 609ὡς οὐ κρινοῦμαι τῶνδέ σοι τὰ πλείονα”, the gen. brings this out: "Enough —I will not dispute with thee on the further aspects of this matter."

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    • Euripides, Medea, 609
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