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νυν: cp. 524.

φόρει: Aristoph. Eq. 757λῆμα θούριον φορεῖν”: Eur. Hipp. 118σπλάγχνον ἔντονον φέρων”. So Shaksp. Cymb. 3. 4. 146‘if you could wear a mind | Dark as your fortune is’”: Caes. 5. 1. 113‘He bears too great a mind.’

ἦθος=a way of thinking: the inf. depends on it, as on ‘do not think.ὡς φὴς σύ, your way of speaking,=“ σὺ φής”: cp. O. C. 1124 (n.) “καί σοι θεοὶ πόροιεν ὡς ἐγὼ θέλω.

κοὐδέν, not “καὶ μηδέν”: it is merely oratio obliqua for “ὅτι τοῦτο καὶ οὐδὲν ἄλλο ὀρθῶς ἔχει”. The imperative “μὴ...φόρει” does not affect this: cp. Ai. 1085καὶ μὴ δοκῶμεν δρῶντες ἃν ἡδώμεθα οὐκ ἀντιτίσειν αὖθις ἃν λυπώμεθα”. But “καὶ μηδέν” could also have stood here, since v. 705 could be regarded as equiv. to, ‘do not feel confident that...’: see n. on O. T. 1455.

τοῦτο, antecedent to “ὡς φης”, emphatically placed: cp. O. T. 385.

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