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ἀλλ᾽ οὐδὲ μὲν δὴ, in rejecting an alternative: Tr. 1128, El. 913.

τὴν ἀφ᾽ ἡλίου βολῶν: so Eur. Or. 1258ἐγὼ μὲν οὖν τρίβον τόνδ᾽ ἐκφυλάξω, τὸν πρὸς ἡλίου βολάς. βολαί”, like ictus ( C. 2. 15. 10),=“ἀκτῖνες”: cp. Eur. Bacch. 14ἡλιοβλήτους πλάκας.

δηλοῖ=“δῆλός ἐστι”: cp. 471 n. ‘He is not found to have appeared anywhere along the path from the east.’ The acc. κέλευθον denotes the ground which the searchers have traversed: the phrase is a terse equivalent for “οὐδαμοῦ δηλοῖ φανεὶς τοῖς τὴν..κέλευθον ἐλθοῦσιν”. There is no real resemblance to El. 1273φιλτάταν ὁδὸν ἐπαξιώσας ὧδέ μοι φανῆναι”, where “ὁδὸν” is cognate acc. to “φανῆναι” as implying “ἐλθεῖν” (cp. ib. 1318 “ἐξήκεις ὁδόν”).

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