τοιγὰρ prefaces the announcement of a purpose, as in Tr. 1249“τοιγὰρ ποήσω”: El. 29“τοιγὰρ τὰ μὲν δόξαντα δηλώσω.” τὸ λοιπὸν, ‘henceforth.’ The hearers would infer that he had renounced his purpose of suicide. But in his own thought the phrase refers merely to the brief space before his death.— εἰσόμεσθα, by the experience itself; μαθησόμεσθα, by the self-discipline which such an experience recommends. But the principal antithesis is between “θεοῖς” and “Ἀτρείδας”, rather than between the verbs. We sometimes find, in good writers of this age, even synonymous verbs placed in apparent contrast, though the real antithesis lies elsewhere: e.g. Lys. or. 25 § 22 “ἡγούμενοι διὰ τὴν τῶν τρ<*>άκοντα πονηρίαν πολὺ μᾶλλον σωθήσεσθαι ἢ διὰ τὴν τῶν φευγόντων δύναμιν κατιέναι”.
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