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The choral ode has closed with an allusion to the unknown man (ὅς: cp. 248τίς ἀνδρῶν”, 319 “ δρῶν”). At this moment Antigone is led in by the Guard.— ἀμφινοῶ: cp. O. C. 316 (where Antigone can scarcely believe her eyes, on seeing Ismene,) “ἆρ᾽ ἔστιν; ἆρ᾽ οὐκ ἔστιν; γνώμη πλανᾷ”; For ἐς, cp. “φοβεῖσθαι εἴς τι”, O. T. 980 n.

δαιμόνιον τέρας, a portent sent by gods,—so astounding as to require a supernatural cause. Xen. Mem. 1.3.5εἰ μή τι δαιμόνιον εἴη”.


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