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χεῖρες: his arms have been seized by the two attendants, one of whom stands on each side of him: but we are not to infer from 1016 (“συνδήσας”) that he was actually bound. Cp. 1054. Heracles in Tr. 1089 uses a similar apostrophe; “ χέρες, χέρες κ.τ.λ.

ἐν χρείᾳ: for “ἐν”, denoting circumstance, cp. 185 n.

συνθηρώμεναι: cp. Ant. 432σὺν δέ νιν” | “θηρώμεθ᾽ εὐθύς”.


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    • Sophocles, Antigone, 432
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1054
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 185
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 1089
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