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ἀφήσεις: 838μέθες”. The former is properly, “"allow to depart,"”—the latter, “"release from one's grasp"”; but they differ here only as “"let her alone"” from the more specific “"unhand her."” Cp. 857 “οὔτοι σ᾽ ἀφήσω”, I will not allow thee to leave Colonus.

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