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It has been held that these verses, or at least 1340—1344, are spurious (cr. n.). Certainly Orestes has already heard from Electra that Clytaemnestra exults in the news of his death (1153—1156). Still, it is natural that he should make some reference (as he does in 1341) to his emissary's performance of the task. Not less natural is the question in 1343, since the old man, who entered the house at v. 803, is the only person who can tell whether the feeling described by Electra still exists.

τἀντεῦθεν, ‘the next things,’ i.e., the conditions with which he will have to deal as soon as he enters. Cp. 728κἀντεῦθεν”, and 1307 n. on “τἀνθένδε”.

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