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ὡς ἐκ τῶνδ̓: i.e., seeing that the child has been sent away, and that Ajax approves of her precaution (536). She wishes to divert him from the desire of seeing his son. But he instantly recurs to it.—For ἐκτῶνδε, ‘under these conditions,’ cp. Tr. 1109(n.). ὡς gives a limiting force (as in “ὡς ἐμοί”, Tr. 395): Eur. Andr. 1184οὗτός τ᾽ ἂν ὡς ἐκ τῶνδ᾽ ἐτιμᾶτ᾽ ἄν, γέρον”, | “θανών”. Thuc. 4. 17§ 1 “ὡς ἐκ τῶν παρόντων”. There is a verbal likeness to Soph. Ant. 552τί δῆτ᾽ ἂν ἀλλὰ νῦν σ᾽ ἔτ᾽ ὠφελοῖμ̓ ἐγώ”;

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    • Euripides, Andromache, 1184
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