σὺ γὰρ: for “γάρ” prefacing a statement, cp. 1337: O. T. 277 n. ἐκ θείας τύχης: cp. fr. 198 “πῶς οὖν μάχωμαι θνητὸς ὢν θείᾳ τύχῃ”; Philoctetes has shown no consciousness that his misfortune was anything more than an ordinary accident (cp. 267, 632). He now learns that it was ordained by the gods,—in order that he might not reach Troy before the time appointed for that city's fall (197 ff.).
This text is part of:
Table of Contents: