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ἀλλὰγὰρ, elliptical: ‘but (I have excuse), for,’ etc.: cp. 223, 595.

ἐκ σοῦ δυσμένεια: cp. Ant. 95τὴν ἐξ ἐμοῦ δυσβουλίαν”: Tr. 631τὸν πόθον τὸν ἐξ ἐμοῦ.

ἐξαναγκάζει: cp. 256.— αἰσχροῖς, sc.πράγμασι”: cp. 308 f.

622 f. The word θρέμμα is not necessarily scornful (see Ph. 243<*> τοῦ γέροντος θρέμμα Λυκομήδους”); but it is sometimes applied to monsters ( Tr. 1093, etc.), or used, as here, in a disparaging tone, like our word ‘creature’; cp. Aesch. Th. 182(said to the Chorus), “θρέμματ᾽ οὐκ ἀνασχετά”.

σ᾽ ἐγὼ κ.τ.λ., a bitter echo of Electra's phrase (619 f.): ‘Yes, indeed,—they draw only too many words from thee.’ Others understand (less well, I think):—‘Indeed, my forbearance in word and deed encourages thee to say too much.’

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