The order of words in the MSS., “ἐπεὶ πατὴρ οὗτος σός”, is probably right; the words would then fall from her with a certain deliberate bitterness. Cp. 542: Ant. 44“ἦ γὰρ νοεῖς θάπτειν σθ̓” (n.): Ph. 101“λέγω σ᾽ ἐγὼ δόλῳ Φιλοκτήτην λαβεῖν”.
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