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μούνη: “τῶνδε” refers to the Chorus: for the Ionic form, cp. 308, 705.

τοῦτοὁρᾷς, seest this,=‘takest this view’; viz., that thy deed is right, and that only my power prevents its being publicly approved. A very rare use of “ὁρᾶν”: indeed, I know no strictly similar instance, for we cannot compare O. T. 284, where see n.: still, it is natural enough. Cp. Phaedr. 276 A “ἄλλον ὁρῶμεν λόγον”. So we say, ‘I do not see it,’=‘I cannot take that view.’ “μούνη τῶνδε”: cp. 101κάλλιστον...τῶν προτέρων”, n.

ὑπίλλουσιν (for the spelling cp. n. in Appendix on 340), lit., ‘turn’ (or ‘roll’) ‘under,’ said of an animal putting its tail between its legs; cp. Eur. fr. 544 (from his “Οἰδίπους”,—referring to the Sphinx) “οὐρὰν δ᾽ ὑπίλασ᾽ ὑπὸ λεοντόπουν βάσιν καθέζετ᾽”. Verg. Aen. 11. 812 (a terrified wolf) caudamque remulcens Subiecit pavitantem utero.” Here, ‘keep down’ the utterance of their thoughts; ‘make their lips subservient’ to thee. Cp. “σαίνειν”, adulari.—Euphony commends, though metre does not require, the “ν ἐφελκυστικόν”, which L gives. Cp. 571.


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