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τάδ᾽ οὐκ ἐπ᾽ ἄλλον βροτῶν

ἁρμόσει ποτέ, the guilt can never fit (=be fixed upon) another man, ἐξ ἐμᾶς αἰτίας”, (being transferred) from my responsibility, —i.e., so as to leave me blameless. For the intrans. ἁρμόσει, cp. O. T. 902 (n.), El. 1293. ἐκ here is not for “ἀπό”, but is used as if we had, “οὔποτε ἐξ ὑπαιτίου ἀναίτιος φανοῦμαι” (cp. Tr. 284ἐξ ὀλβίων ἄζηλον εὑροῦσαι βίον”). Thus “ἐξ ἐμᾶς αἰτίας” is really a compressed way of saying, ‘by change from a state of things in which the “αἰτία” (blame) was mine.’

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    • Sophocles, Electra, 1293
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    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 284
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