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ἵσχυσε would usu. be an ‘ingressive’ aor. (‘became powerful’), like “ἐνόσησε” etc. Here, however, it refers to the past period of his pre-eminence; as the reign of a king is summed up in retrospect by “ἦρξε, ἐβασίλευσε”. Cp. the aor. in El. 1144(“τροφῆς”) “τὴν ἐγὼ θάμ᾽ ἀμφὶ σοὶ πόνῳ γλυκεῖ παρέσχον”: where Electra looks back on a closed chapter of her life.

οἵαςὅσου: for this double relative in contrasts, cp. 923, El. 751, Tr. 1045, etc.; Thuc. 5. 7§ 2, Thuc. 7. 75§ 6.

ζήλου, enviable happiness; cp. Dem. or. 23 § 64 καὶ ζῆλόν τινα καὶ τιμὴν φέρει τῇ πόλει.

τρέφει, only a stronger “ἔχει”,—has around her in her daily life. Cp. 503: Tr. 817ὄγκον..ὀνόματος..τρέφειν”: Ph. 795τρέφοιτε..νόσον”.

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