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ἄλλο is most simply taken as governed by φῦσαι, though, if we had “” instead of πλήν, Greek idiom would rather lead us to supply “ποιῆσαι”: see on 497, and cp. Ai. 125οὐδὲν ὄντας ἄλλο πλὴν εἵδωλ”'. This is better than to make ἄλλο object to εἴποις (‘what could one say of him,’ etc.).

πόνους: cp. 533.—

γέλων: cp. El. 1153γελῶσι δ᾽ ἔχθροι”: Ai. 79οὔκουν γέλως ἥδιστος εἰς ἐχθροὺς γελᾶν”; 961 “οἱ δ᾽ οὖν γελώντων κἀπιχαιρόντων κακοῖς”.

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