καὶ μὴν, lit., ‘and verily,’— expressing assent to the request: cp. Ant. 221 n. λόγους ἐξῆρχές με=“προσεφώνεις με”: cp. 123 ff. “τάκεις...οἰμωγὰν...Ἀγαμέμνονα”: O.C. 1120 “τέκνα...μηκύνω λόγον” (speak at length to my children). “ἐξάρχω” was said esp. of beginning a musical strain ( Eur. Tro. 148 ff. “μολπὰν...οἵαν... ἐξῆρχον θεούς”). Here it perhaps suggests the same idea, with a tinge of irony: ‘if you always began in such a key,’—viz., of filial deference.
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