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ἤρασσον: cp. Ai. 725ὀνείδεσιν” | “ἤρασσον ἔνθεν κἄνθεν”: for the lit. sense, O. T. 1276.

κακοῖς τοῖς πᾶσιν: the art. properly means, ‘with all the taunts that exist’: cp. Tr. 716φθείρει τὰ πάντα κνώδαλ̓.

οὐδὲν ἐνδεὲς ποιούμενος, making (on my part) nothing deficient, i.e. leaving nothing unsaid that occurred to me. For this use of the midd. “ποιοῦμαι”, cp. O. C. 1144οὐ γὰρ λόγοισι τὸν βίον” “σπουδάζομεν” | “λαμπρὸν ποεῖσθαι.

εἰἀφαιρήσοιτο: he said, (“δεινόν ἐστιν”) “εἰ ἀφαιρήσεται”: cp. 353 n. For the double acc., cp. Eur. Andr. 613ἀφείλου πατέρας ...τέκνα”. Since the idea of the taker's interest is usually implied, the middle voice of this verb is more freq. than the active.

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  • Commentary references from this page (6):
    • Euripides, Andromache, 613
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 725
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1144
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1276
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 353
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 716
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