πορθῶν δέ: for “δέ” introducing an objection, cp. O. T. 379: for the partic., ib. 1001, 1011. ὁ δ᾽, but the other (perished) “ἀντιστὰς ὑπὲρ τῆσδε γῆς”, as this land's champion. ὕπερ is paroxytone as virtually following its case, since the gen. is supplied from “τήνδε γῆν”. Cp. Ai. 1231 “τοῦ μηδὲν ἀντέστης ὕπερ”.
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