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ἐκεῖνον, where we might have looked for the less emphatic “αὐτόν”, since Αἴαντα has so lately preceded; an Attic idiom: cp. Andoc. or. 1 § 60 “ἐλέγξαι Διοκλείδην ψευσάμενον, καὶ τιμωρήσασθαι ἐκεῖνον.

ποτέ has been suspected, but needlessly; it refers to “μηδ᾽ ἀφέντ᾽ ἐᾶν”: if Ajax were let out, Teucer would nevermore see him alive.


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