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δαιμόνιον: cp. Xen. Mem. 1. 3.§ 5 “εἰ μή τι δαιμόνιον εἴη”. Dem. or. 2 § 1δαιμονίᾳ τινὶ καὶ θείᾳ παντάπασιν ἔοικεν εὐεργεσίᾳ.

τίθημ̓=“τίθεμαι”: Ant. 1166οὐ τίθημ᾽ ἐγὼ” | “ζῆν τοῦτον”.

Electra remembers the warning dream (417 ff.), in which she had already surmised a supernatural agency (411: 459). It is indeed “δαιμόνιον” that Orestes, sent by Apollo, should arrive at this moment.

The punctuation given in the text seems best. The Aldine has only a comma after “μέλαθρα”: but then we should need a colon after “χάριτος”.

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    • Demosthenes, Olynthiac 2, 1
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