ἄγαν γε λυπεῖς: cp. 951: Ant. 573“ἄγαν γε λυπεῖς καὶ σὺ καὶ τὸ σὸν λέχος.” ἀρκεῖν, to render service (439 n.). ὀφειλέτης: the gods hate him (457); he has no hope from them,—they are doing their worst (399—403): he owes them no duty. When Hermes reproaches Prometheus with not wishing to conciliate Zeus, the sufferer ironically answers, “καὶ μὴν ὀφείλων γ᾽ ἂν τίνοιμ᾽ αὐτῷ χάριν” ( Aesch. P. V. 985).
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