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εἶεν (‘so far so good’) marks that the speaker is about to pass to a new point; O. C. 1308, El. 534, Ph. 1308.

τί γὰρ δὴ: here “γάρ” (‘now’) merely prefaces the question; “δή”=‘then,’ ‘in the next place.’ Cp. I. T. 576 “τί δ᾽ ἡμεῖς οἵ τ ἐμοὶ γεννήτορες; ἆρ᾽ εἰσίν;

ποῦ σοι τύχης ἕστηκεν; Cp. 314: O. T. 1442ἵν᾽ ἕσταμεν χρείας”: Tr. 375ποῦ ποτ᾽ εἰμὶ πράγματος;ib. 1145 “ξυμφορᾶς ἵν᾽ ἕσταμεν.

σοι, ethic dat.: O. C. 81 βέβηκεν ἡμὶν ξένος;” (i.e., ‘Do we find ourselves alone?’) For the double question, cp. 983 f.

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