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ταῦτα δὴκ.τ.λ.” The formula δὴ expresses lively surprise, just as in Ph. 565η<*> ταῦτα δὴ Φοῖνίξ τε χοἱ ξυνναυβάται” | ..“δρῶσιν”..; There is no reason for preferring γὰρ (cr. n.), which is slightly less animated. It may be noticed that “ γάρ”, as used by Sophocles, usually asks whether an inference from the previous speaker's words is correct (‘am I to understand that...’): see e.g. O. T. 1000, O. T. 1039, O. T. 1173; Ph. 248, Ph. 322, Ph. 654.But here the question is virtually no more than an astonished comment.

καὶ βεβούλευνται: “καί” emphasises the verb: cp. Ant. 726οἱ τηλικοίδε καὶ διδαξόμεσθα δή”..; O. T. 772 n. For the perf. pass. with middle force, cp. 947.

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