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ἐγγελῶσα τοῖς ποιουμένοις, with mocking exultation in her course of conduct (cp. 85τῶν δρωμένων”, n.). So “ἐγγελῶσα” in 807. “ἐγγελᾶν τινι” properly=to laugh at a person or thing; and that is strictly the sense here, since Clytaemnestra's deeds are Electra's misfortunes. Cp. Ar. Ach. 1197κᾆτ᾽ ἐγχανεῖται ταῖς ἐμαῖς τύχαισιν”. Sophocles uses also the simple “γελᾶν” in this sense, Soph. Ai. 957(“ἄχεσιν”), ib. 1042 (“κακοῖς”).

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