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ἕλεσθ᾽ ἕλεσθέ μ̓: the most probable reading; see on 414. Here the midd. means, ‘take to yourselves’ (and not, as normally, ‘choose’): it is thus more expressive than “ἕλετε”: cp. O. T. 887κακά νιν ἕλοιτο μοῖρα”. Conversely we find “εὑρεῖν” where “εὑρέσθαι” would be normal ( El. 1061).

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    • Sophocles, Electra, 1061
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