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κεἰ here=“εἰ καὶ”: cp. 661.

σμικρὸν: cp. 148 (“σμικροῖς”), 880 (“βραχύς”), where see n.

πρὸςτὰς πράξεις, “"against your deeds,"i.e., any measures that you may take to deprive me of my captives. Cp. Arist. Pol. 6.5. 3 “πρὸς ταῦτα ἀντιπράττειν”. He hints that, though he cannot resist now, he will take steps, when he returns to Thebes, for obtaining redress by force of arms: cp. 1036 “οἴκοι δὲ χἡμεῖς εἰσόμεσθ᾽ χρὴ ποεῖν”.— Note the repeated “ἀντιδρᾶν” (953, 959) and “ὅμως” (957 f.): cp. 554 n.

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