θνητοῦ “κ.τ.λ.”: ‘as thy father was a mortal, so his son, thy brother, was but mortal also’: with θνητὸς supply “ἦν.” φρόνει, ‘bethink thee’ (not, ‘be patient’).—Nauck would change “πέφυκας” to “γεγῶσα”, and “θνητὸς δ̓” to “θανόντ̓”, because (1) it is ‘absurd’ to call a dead man “θνητός”: (2) it is no comfort for Electra that her father was mortal: and (3) the parenthetic “φρόνει” is unusual.
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