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καί μ᾽ εὐπλοίᾳ πέμψον: for the modal dat., cp. O. T. 51ἀλλ᾽ ἀσφαλείᾳ τήνδ᾽ ἀνόρθωσον πόλιν.

ἀμέμπτως, ‘so that I shall have no cause to complain’: cp. Suppl. 269 “πράξας ἀμέμπτως”. (Others understand, ‘without complaint on thy part,’—because I leave thee, or because I have changed my resolve.)— Meineke objects that Ph. cannot properly ask the island for a good voyage. But just as Orestes prays Argos and her gods to welcome him ( Soph. El. 67), so Ph. here prays Lemnos to speed her parting guest. Cp. 986.

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    • Sophocles, Electra, 67
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 51
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 986
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