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Instead of κεῖνος, we might have looked for “αὐτός”: but the former has been preferred, because it better marks the antithesis between Ajax and his friends.

πᾶς, adverbial: Ph. 386πόλις γάρ ἐστι πᾶσα τῶν ἡγουμένων.

ἐλήλαται: Tr. 1045(“συμφορὰς”) “οἵαις.. ἐλαύνεται” (n.). For the emphatic perf., cp. El. 64.Here it expresses that complete prostration has at once followed the return of sanity: cp. Plat. Phaedop. 80 D “ δὲ ψυχὴ..ἀπαλλαττομένη τοῦ σώματος εὐθὺς διαπεφύσηται καὶ ἀπόλωλεν”.


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