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δουλεύειν: cp. 1192: 597 “δεσπότιν”. She was treated like a slave (190 ff.).

πάλιν has been suspected, but is explained by the context. In fact, her servitude had never ceased, and could not be said to recommence. But in imagination, so long as Orestes lived, she could behold a deliverer. From those bright dreams she must now go back to a slavery without hope.

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