ὄφρα is not elsewhere used by Sophocles: Aesch. has it twice in lyrics ( Aesch. Ch. 360, Aesch. Eum. 340): Eur. never. For the omission of “ἄν”, cp. Soph. Ph. 764“ἕως ἀνῇ. ” βίος ἔχῃ με is simply, ‘while life is in me’: there is no reference to σχήσω, such as Nauck assumes (‘I will not check these laments while life detains me’).
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