τάδ̓, instead of “ταῦτ̓”, referring to the words just quoted: cp. Ph. 1045“βαρύς τε καὶ βαρεῖαν ὁ ξένος φάτιν” | “τήνδ᾽ εἶπ̓”. ἥξοντ᾽ Ὀρέστην. In vv. 778 ff. Clytaemnestra speaks as if this threat, which kept her in constant alarm, was made by Orestes himself. But his messages to Electra were secret (1155). The meaning is that rumours of his purpose reached her from friends in Phocis, such as Phanoteus (45).
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