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εἴτ᾽ ἄρ᾽ οὖν, ‘or, after all (“ἄρα”), it may be (“οὖν”)’: for “οὖν” with the second “εἴτε”, cp. O. T. 90, and n. ib. 1049.

ἀληθὲς does not occur as=“ἀληθῶς”, though “τὸ” (or “τό γε”) “ἀληθές” is so used, like re vera. Here it has, indeed, an adverbial force, but is properly the acc. governed by λέγοντες. So in Eur. Ion 275 we may point thus: “τί δαὶ τόδ̓; ἆρ᾽ ἀληθές; μάτην λόγος”; For “μάτην”, falso, cp. also Soph. El. 63, Soph. El. 1298.

γίγνοιτ̓: they said, “οὐ θέμις γίγνεται”, it becomes unlawful (by the fact that Achilles is now dead): cp. 116 n.

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    • Euripides, Ion, 275
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    • Sophocles, Electra, 63
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 90
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 116
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