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τοιγὰρ σὺ δέξαι μ̓κ.τ.λ.”: cp. Romeo and Juliet, act 5, sc. 3, 106: ...‘I still will stay with thee, | And never from this palace of dim night | Depart again: here, here will I remain | With worms that are thy chamber-maids; O, here | Will I set up my everlasting rest’...

τὴν μηδὲν, as in Ai. 1231τοῦ μηδὲν”= “τοῦ θανόντος.

τὸ μηδὲν also can be said of a person who is dead ( Eur. fr. 522, quoted on 244 ff.), or doomed to death, Soph. Tr. 1107κἂν τὸ μηδὲν ”: but here, following “τὴν μηδὲν”, it rather suggests the state, ‘thy nothingness.’ On these phrases generally cp. Soph. Ant. 1325 n.

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