τί φής, τί φής...; This lively phrase ( Nub. 1444, Lys. 710) serves to show that her excitement is of a joyful kind. It is in a different tone from the “πῶς ε<*>πας” which greets similar announcements elsewhere (O.T. 943, Ph. 414).— ξεῖνε: cp. O.C. 33 n. ταύτης, scornful: cp. O.T. 429 “ἦ ταῦτα δῆτ᾽ ἀνεκτὰ πρὸς τούτου κλύειν”;
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