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πρὸς ταῦτ̓, with a command, as often; cp. 1066, 1115: Ant. 658πρὸς ταῦτ᾽ ἐφυμνείτω Δία ξύναιμον”: O. T. 426: El. 820, etc.

ἐν κενοῖς, in a case where his triumphs are “κενά”, empty, unreal: cp. Tr. 1118οὐ γὰρ ἂν γνοίης ἐν οἷς χαίρειν προθυμεῖ” (n.). El. 331θυμῷ..χαρίζεσθαι κενά”.

972 f. There is no stress on αὐτοῖς as opposed to “ἐμοί”. The emphasis is on “οὐκέτ᾽ ἐστίν”, which is repeated in a negative form by “ἀλλὰ..διοίχεται” (cp. 167 n.). ‘It is all loss for them; nothing remains but the anguish which becomes my portion.’

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