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After δεινὸν λέγοις (L), or λέγεις, a syllable has to be supplied conjecturally. Triclinius added ὡς ("be sure that," 45) before τοῦτο: but this mars the rhythm: and the simple fut. (as in 860) is more forcible. The optat. λέγοις of L, which is not likely to be a mere error for λέγεις, strongly favours Hermann's simple remedy, δεινὸν λέγοις ἄν, "'twere a dread deed that thou threatenest" (if only thou couldst do it): cp. on 647μέγ᾽ ἂν λέγοις δώρημα”. Next to this, I should prefer Wecklein's “δεινὸς λόγοις εἶ”.

πεπράξεται, “"will have been done"”: i.e. will be done forthwith: Dem. or. 19 § 74ἔφη...ταῦτα πεπράξεσθαι δυοῖν τριῶν ἡμερῶν”. Cp. O. T. 1146 n.

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    • Demosthenes, On the False Embassy, 74
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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 860
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1146
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