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ἐγὼ δ᾽ ἀπαυδῶ γ̓: “γε” emphasises the verb: cp. 660, 1037. Odysseus darts forward from his place of concealment (cp. 1257 n.),—his voice being heard before he is seen (1295). At v. 974 he was just in time to prevent the bow being restored; now he is too late.

ὡς θεοὶ ξυνίστορες: cp. Ant. 542ὧν τοὔργον, Ἅιδης χοἱ κάτω ξυνίστορες”: Suppl. 1174 “Ζεὺς δὲ ξυνίστωρ οἵ τ᾽ ἐν οὐρανῷ θεοί”. For the invocation of the gods in a protest, cp. Thuc. 4. 87μάρτυρας μὲν θεοὺς... ποιήσομαι ὡς ἐπ᾽ ἀγαθῷ ἥκων οὐ πείθω”: and id. 1. 78, Thuc. 2. 71.

ὑπέρ τ̓: “τε” irregularly placed, as in 185: O. C. 33τῆς ὑπέρ τ᾽ ἐμοῦ” | “αὑτῆς θ᾽ ὁρώσης”.


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    • Sophocles, Antigone, 542
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 33
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1257
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 660
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.71
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.87
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