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πάρεστ̓ is meant by Aegisthus to be impersonal; but suggests to the spectators another meaning (‘is he here?’).

ὥστε: cp. Ph. 656ἆρ᾽ ἔστιν ὥστε κἀγγύθεν θέαν λαβεῖν;

κἀμφανῆ μαθεῖν, sc.αὐτόν”, Orestes. The ambiguous gender of “ἐμφανῆ” suits the situation. “ἐμφανῆ” might, indeed, be plur., meaning the relics (“λείψανα”, 1113): but this is less simple.

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