τοῦτον … τὸν ἄνδρα refers to the indefinite subject of “κλύειν” in 666:—the man who thus obeys. The looseness of grammatical connection would hardly be felt when the sense was so clear. Cp. 1035 (“τῶν δ᾽”). So in O. C. 942 “αὐτούς” refers to “τὴν πόλιν” in 939. καλῶς...εὖ: for the change of word in the epanaphora cp. O. C. 1501 “σαφὴς μὲν ἀστῶν ἐμφανὴς δὲ τοῦ ξένου” (n.). ἄν with ἄρχειν (=“ὅτι ἄρχοι ἄν”) as well as θέλειν.
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