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τοῦτοντὸν 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. 942αὐτούς” refers to “τὴν πόλιν” in 939.

καλῶς...εὖ: for the change of word in the epanaphora cp. O. C. 1501σαφὴς μὲν ἀστῶν ἐμφανὴς δὲ τοῦ ξένου” (n.).

ἄν with ἄρχειν (=“ὅτι ἄρχοι ἄν”) as well as θέλειν.

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