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ἀλλ᾽ εὐγενὴς μὲν: “ἀλλά”=‘well’ (said as if with a sigh); “μέν” has a reflective tone, ‘certainly,’—‘it must be granted.’ Cp. Plat. Gorg. 460Aἀλλ᾽ ἐγὼ μὲν οῖμαι”, “κ.τ.λ.” (The δέ in 337 does not answer to this “μέν”.) Cp. 524ἀλλὰ...μέντοι” n.— κτανώνθανών: A frequent “παρήχησις”. Ant. 1263 κτανόντας τε καὶ” | “θανόντας βλέποντες ἐμφυλίους”. I. T. 553 “ κτανοῦσα χὡ θανών”. Alc. 488κτανὼν ἄρ᾽ ἥξεις θανὼν αὐτοῦ μενεῖς”.

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    • Euripides, Alcestis, 488
    • Plato, Gorgias, 460a
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1263
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 524
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