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χρῇ: the pres. of this “χράω” occurs also in Her. (1. 55 “χρᾷ”, etc.). In Soph. O. C. 87 we have the impf. “ἐξέχρη”: and the aor. pass. in Soph. O. T. 604, Soph. O. C. 355.τοιαῦθ̓ (with “οι^”, Soph. Ant. 691)...ὧν (instead of “οἵων”): cp. Soph. O. C. 1353 n.

Φοῖβος. Blomfield wished to omit the art., which Sophocles has not elsewhere prefixed to this name; but “ Φοῖβος” occurs (e.g.) in Ar. Eq. 1024, 1084.

πεύσει. The gen. after this verb usu. denotes the informant (as O. T. 333): but the thing heard is sometimes put in the gen., instead of the regular acc.: thus Od. 2. 255ἀγγελιάων” | “πεύσεται”. So, too, with “ἀκούω” ( O. C. 485, etc.), and “κλύω” (ib. 1174).

This verse might seem the preface to some longer recital (cp. Ph. 1418 n.). But in fact it is merely an emphatic prelude to the oracle: τάχα marks a momentary pause.

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