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καίτοικαὶ νῦν: nay, even now—while that prayer still awaits fulfilment—the child is happier than his father, in unconsciousness of evil.

σε is better here than σὲ (which L has), though the emphasis could be defended (‘I, the man, might envy thee, the child’).

τοῦτό γε: this acc. of respect (instead of the ordinary genitive) with “ζηλοῦν” is unusual; but the same constr. sometimes occurs with words of a like sense, e.g. Vesp. 588 “τουτὶ γάρ τοί σε μόνον..μακαρίζω”.

οὐδὲν is best taken as acc. governed by ἐπαισθάνει: cp. 996: O. T. 424ἄλλων δὲ πλῆθος οὐκ ἐπαισθάνει κακῶν”. It might, however, be adv. (cp. Ant. 1183τῶν λόγων ἐπῃσθόμην”).

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