τὰ Διός τε φράσων. The son of Zeus comes from heaven to declare, with his own lips, that Zeus ordains the return of Philoctetes to Troy. Thus a wholly new motive is brought to bear on Ph. , who hitherto knew merely (at second hand) what Helenus had prophesied (1336 ff.). ἣν στέλλει: cp. Ap. Rh. 4. 296 “στέλλεσθαι τήνδ᾽ οἶμον”.
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