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νῦν δ̓, with ref. to a past moment (‘but as it was’); so in 450, Tr. 88, El. 1334.

παντουργῷ occurs only here as=“πανούργῳ”: cp. “παντότολμος” as=“πάντολμος”. Cp. Aesch. Th. 671φωτὶ παντόλμῳ φρένας”.

ἔπραξαν. Though “πράσσειν” oft. denotes intrigue ( O. T. 125), the phrase “πράσσειν τί τινι” (‘to procure a thing for one by intrigue’) is peculiar. Cp. Plut. Pomp. 51πράττειν μὲν ἑαυτοῖς ἐπαρχιῶν καὶ στρατοπέδων ἡγεμονίας.

ἀπώσαντες, ‘having thrust out of account,’=“ἀτιμάσαντες”. The midd. is usual as=‘to reject’ ( Tr. 216); but the act. here is not a mere equivalent for it.

κράτη: cp. El. 689οὐκ οἶδα τοιοῦδ᾽ ἀνδρὸς ἔργα καὶ κράτη”.

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