ἐνταῦθα=“ἐνταυθοῖ”, as in Tr. 1193. ἔνθα μή ποτε … προσόψει: cp. 436: O.T. 1412 “ἐκρίψατ̓, ἔνθα μήποτ᾽ εἰσόψεσθ᾽ ἔτι”: Tr. 800, Ai. 659. ζῶσα, implying that it will be a living death; cp. Ant. 888“ζῶσα τυμβεύειν”. κατηρεφεῖ, lit. ‘roofed over’; the “στέγη” meant is a vault or dungeon, not a natural cavern (though the adj. would suit that also). So the sepulchral chamber of Antigone is a “κατηρεφὴς τύμβος” ( Ant. 885, n.: cp. ib. 774, and 891). χθονὸς τῆσδ᾽ ἐκτὸς, because the usurpers might well fear the sympathy which disaffected Mycenaeans (like the women of the Chorus) would feel with Electra. Some critics seek to alter the text (cr. n.), thinking that the prison ought to be either in or near the house, or at least in Argolis. But they have overlooked Electra's own words in 391, referring to this threat—“ὅπως ἀφ᾽ ὑμῶν ὡς προσώτατ᾽ ἐκφύγω”. ὑμνήσεις, decantabis: cp. Ant. 658“πρὸς ταῦτ᾽ ἐφυμνείτω Δία” | “ξύναιμον”. Ai. 292“βαἴ, ἀεὶ δ᾽ ὑμνούμενα”.
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