βασιλέων = τυράννων, the royal house. Tr. 316 “μὴ τῶν τυράννων”; is she of the royal stock?—αἴτιοι θανεῖν, instead of “τοῦ θανεῖν”: Antiphon or. 5 § 23 “ἐγὼ αἴτιος ἦν πεμφθῆναι ἄγγελον”.—As vv. 1186 ff. show, Eurydicè is supposed to be in the act of opening the palace-door, to come out, when she overhears evil tidings. If she is supposed to have fainted (1188) immediately on hearing the general announcement in v. 1173, then her request in v. 1190 is the more natural. Possibly the spectators were allowed to catch a glimpse of her through the partly opened doors; though the Chorus announce her only at 1180.
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