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οὐ γἀρ θανεῖνκ.τ.λ.”: here γὰρ refers to “δυσκλεῶς” in 1006: ‘(a death of ignominy, I say,) for mere death is not the worst that we have to fear; we shall suffer a lingering death, and shall long in vain to be put out of our misery.’ Cp. Creon's threat to the guard,—“οὐχ ὑμὶν Ἅιδης μοῦνος ἀρκέσει, κ.τ.λ.” ( Ant. 308),—and the slow death in the vault which he designed for Antigone (ib. 773 ff.).—The rejection of these two verses (cr. n.) is absolutely groundless.

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