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σὺ σ᾽ οὖν: for this use of “οὖν” with pron. and imperat., cp. 961: O. T. 669 δ᾽ οὖν ἴτω”: Ar. Ach. 185οἱ δ᾽ ἐδίωκον κἀβόων”. | “ΔΙ. οἱ δ᾽ οὖν βοώντων.

τέρψις ἥδε σοι τὸ δρᾶν: the inf. (with art. added, as oft., O. C. 47 n.) is in apposition with “τέρψις ἥδε”: ‘since this is thy pleasure,—even to do (thus).’ Instead of “τέρψις σοι τὸ δρᾶν τόδε”, the defining pron. has been assimilated to “τέρψις”: cp. Tr. 483ἥμαρτον, εἴ τι τήνδ̓” (instead of “τόδ̓”) “ἁμαρτίαν λέγεις” (n.).

χρῶ χειρί, φείδου κ.τ.λ.: the asyndeton adds vigour to the command: cp. 811χωρῶμεν, ἐγκονῶμεν”: 844 “γεύεσθε, μὴ φείδεσθε”: 988 “ἴθ̓, ἐγκόνει, σύγκαμνε”: Eur. Hec. 1044ἄρασσε, φείδου μηδέν.

μηδὲν, adv.: ὧν=“τούτων ”: so Eur. Med. 400φείδου μηδὲν ὧν ἐπίστασαι”.

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