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δουλείας ζυγά: her old fear; 499.

οἷοι might be a second exclamation; but seems better taken as causal (=“ἐπεὶ τοιοῦτοι”). Cp. O. T. 701Κρέοντος, οἷά μοι βεβουλευκὼς ἔχει.

σκοποί, the “δεσπόται” (500) who will be the overseers of her servile tasks (503, “λατρείας”). Cp. Suppl. 381 “τὸν ὑψόθεν σκοπὸν ἐπισκόπει”, | “φύλακα πολυπόνων βροτῶν”: the watchful god, who punishes guilt.


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