παῖ, σὺ δὲ πατρός γ̓: for “σὺ δέ” after the vocative, cp. O. T. 1097, El. 150: for the combination “δέ..γε”, O. T. 1030(n.). The emphasis of γε belongs here to the whole clause (‘do thou, too, raise’), and not to the word πατρός. For other instances, in which the stress of “γε” does not fall on the word next before it, but on a whole phrase or clause, see Ant. 213, Ant. 648, Ant. 747; O. C. 1278; El. 1506.— πλευρὰς: Elmsley (on Eur. Heracl. 824) held that the fem. plur. “πλευραὶ” was not used in tragedy: here he wished to read “πλευρὰ” (dual), or “πλευράν”. But, as Hermann observed, this view would involve some very improbable changes; e.g., in I. T. 298 “παίει σιδήρῳ λαγόνας, εἰς πλευρὰς ἱείς” (where Elmsley suggested “λαγόνας εἰς μέσας”).
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