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κόμψευε . . τὴν δόξαν, make neat sayings about it,—referring to the rhetorical form of the last verse, with its “παρήχησις, δοκεῖ...δοκεῖν”. Not necessarily, ‘quibble upon it,’—as if “δοκεῖν” had been used in two different senses,—a view of “κόμψευε” which has been brought to support the interpretations of v. 323 mentioned above. The verb is usually midd., often with acc., as Eur. I. A. 333εὖ κεκόμψευσαι πονηρά” (‘thou hast given subtle form to wicked pleas’): Plat. Lach. 197D “πρέπει...σοφιστῇ τὰ τοιαῦτα μᾶλλον κομψεύεσθαι.

τὴν δόξαν, that “δόξα” of yours: cp. 96: El. 1110οὐκ οἶδα τὴν σὴν

κληδόν᾽” (the “κληδών” of which you speak), not merely, ‘the word “δόξα”.’ If the v. l.τὸ δόξαν” (see cr. n.) was intended to mean the latter, it should have been “τὸ δόξα.

νυν (‘very well,’ like “οὖν”) is better than νῦν, which would mean ‘for the present’ (as opposed to the near future).— ταῦτατοὺς δρῶντας τοὺς ταῦτα δρῶντας: cp. 384: the pron. gains emphasis by its place.

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    • Euripides, Iphigeneia in Aulis, 333
    • Plato, Laches, 197
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 384
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 96
    • Sophocles, Electra, 1110
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