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μέλλωνδρᾶν τι, intending to do something great,—as his frequent messages promised (1155). For this sense of “δρᾶν τι”, cp. Tr. 160ἀλλ᾽ ὥς τι δράσων εἷρπε”, and O. C. 732(n.): for “μέλλων” with pres. inf., O. T. 967 n.

τὰς οὔσας τεκαὶ τὰς ἀπούσας, simply, ‘all possible’ hopes; (not, ‘present, or more distant’:) cp. Ant. 1108ἴτ᾽ ἴτ᾽ ὀπάονες”, | “οἵ τ᾽ ὄντες οἵ τ᾽ ἀπόντες” (n.).

μου is unobjectionable, though I should prefer μοι (cr. n.). In O. C. 355μοι” is a probable correction of “μου.

διέφθορεν. The perf. “διέφθορα” has always this act. sense where it occurs in Attic writers (Eur. , and the Comic poets). In Il. 15. 128(“φρένας ἠλέ, διέφθορας”) it has a pass. sense; so, too, with Hippocrates (8. 246), and with later writers, as Plutarch and Lucian.

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