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σιγᾶνχωροῦντος. Although it is usually the Chorus that announces a new comer, it is best to follow the MSS. in ascribing these words to Orestes, who has already so often enjoined silence (1236, etc.). The “ἀντιλαβή” in 1323 confirms the MSS., since a trimeter is seldom divided between the Chorus and another speaker. (The altercation between the Chorus and Creon in O. C. 829 ff. is an exception.)

ἐπῄνες᾿: for the aor., cp. 668.

ἐπ᾽ ἐξόδῳ: cp. Tr. 532ὡς ἐπ᾽ ἐξόδῳ.

τῶν ἔνδοθεν, sc.τινός”: cp. 697 (n.).


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