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Αἴαντος is governed by πέρι; but, coming immediately after “πρᾶξιν”, it would necessarily strike the ear as if opposed to “τὴν σήν”: ‘I do not know thy plight, but (I do know) that of Ajax,— viz., that, if he is abroad, I fear for him.’ It would not be well, however, to omit the comma after “πρᾶξιν”, and so bind it strictly to “Αἴαντος”. That slight pause helps to prepare the ear for the coming construction with “πέρι”.

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