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ἄγετε. The plur. is addressed to the two “πρόσπολοι” who had ushered the sisters into the house (578, “κομίζετ᾽ εἴσω, δμῶες”). So at 491 the plur. is used, “καλεῖτ᾽”. And, in general, such orders are usu. given in the plur., or by “τις” with 3rd pers. (as O. T. 1069). Cp. 931τοῖσιν ἄγουσιν”. This is against Wecklein's ἄγ᾽ ἄγε. The objection to L's ἄγαγε is not only the sing. number, but also the fact that the 2nd aor. imperat. act. (and midd.) of “ἄγω” does not seem to have been used in

τὸ μῖσος: Ph. 991 μῖσος” (Odysseus): so “μίσημα, στύγος, στύγημα.

κατ᾽ ὄμματ᾽: Xen. Hier. 1. 14οὐδεὶς... ἐθέλει τυράννου κατ᾽ ὀφθαλμοὺς κατηγορεῖν” (‘to his face’).

παρόντιπλησία. The accumulation of words for ‘presence’ marks his vehement anger: cp. Haemon's pleonasm in 764, and O. T. 430.


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