ἀμφὶ … τούτοισιν: cp. 302.— “διὰ τέλους..τελεῖσθαι”, fulfilled in all fulness. For the ordinary meaning of “διὰ τέλους” in Attic prose, see Antiphon or. 5 § 42, where it occurs twice: “παρὼν διὰ τέλους” (‘present all through,’ from first to last): “διὰ τέλους γάρ με ἀπέλυε” (‘he acquitted me throughout,’—in all his statements). So Aesch. P. V. 273“ἀκούσαθ᾽ ὡς μάθητε διὰ τέλους τὸ πᾶν” (i.e. from beginning to end), etc. Here the stress on the notion of end, given by “διὰ τέλους τελεῖσθαι”, suits the inmost thought of Ajax. The v.l. διὰ τάχους is much feebler.
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