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δώσειν. The fut. inf. and the pres. inf. are equally common after “μέλλω” in Soph. (O. T. 967 n.).

θανουμένη γάρ introduces the reason for her conduct. ‘It was not likely that I should obey your edicts, and thereby incur punishment after death, for the sake of avoiding immediate death. For, as to death, I knew already that I must die some time or other; and if it is to be a little sooner, so much the better.’

τί δ᾽ οὔ; sc.ἔμελλον ἐξειδέναι” (448).


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