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κελεύω, not ‘command,’ but ‘exhort,’ ‘beg’; cp. Athen. Resp. 2. 18 “κωμωδεῖν...τὸν μὲν δῆμον οὐκ ἐῶσιν, ἰδίᾳ δὲ κελεύουσιν” (‘encourage’ it). For the asyndeton, cp. Aesch. P. V. 937σέβου, προσεύχου, θῶπτε τὸν κρατουντ᾽ ἀεί.

τοὐμὸν στόμ̓: O.T. 426 “Κρέοντα καὶ τοὐμὸν στόμα” | “προπηλάκιζε”.

634 f. An altar, and probably an image, of Apollo stand before the palace. The attendant of Clytaemnestra carries offerings of various fruits, which she is now commanded to raise, as with a gesture of solemn oblation (ἔπαιρε), and to place upon the altar. There is a resemblance to the scene in the Oedipus Tyrannus, where Iocasta, gravely alarmed, brings a suppliant branch and gifts of frankincense to Apollo “Λύκειος”, before the house (O.T. 911—923).

παροῦσά μοι, said to the “πρόσπολος”. For the nom. with art., instead of a voc., cp. Plat. Symp.p. 218 B “οἱ δὲ οἰκέται... πύλας...τοῖς ὠσὶν ἐπίθεσθε”. [In Ar. Ach. 242, “πρόϊθ᾽ ἐς τὸ πρόσθεν ὀλίγον κανηφόρος”, the correction “προΐτω ᾿ς” may be right, though it is not necessary.]

θύματαπάγκαρπα, commonly called (“”) “παγκαρπία”, or, for metre's sake, “παγκάρπεια”: fr. 366 (from the “Μάντεις”, in a list of objects used for sacred rites), “ἐνῆν δὲ παγκάρπεια συμμιγὴς ὀλαῖς” (=“οὐλαῖς”): Eur. fr. 912. 4 (spoken to Zeus) “θυσίαν απορον παγκαρπείας” | “δέξαι πλήρη προχυθεισαν”.

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