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τὰ πανοῦργα: for the neut., instead of “τοὺς κακούργους”, see on O. T. 1196.

παλιντριβῆ, lit. ‘rubbed again and again,’ hence, thoroughly versed in knavery (cp. “νόμοισιν ἐντριβής”, Ant. 177). So Nub. 260 “λέγειν γενήσει τρίμμα, κρόταλον, παιπάλη”: ib. 447 “εὑρησιεπής, περίτριμμα δικῶν.

ἀναστρέφοντες: alluding esp. to the story of Sisyphus cheating Pluto: cp. 621 n.

τὰ δὲ: cp. 442 n.— τὰ χρήστ̓: cp. El. 972φιλεῖ γὰρ πρὸς τὰ χρηστὰ πᾶς ὁρᾶν” (=“τὰς χρηστάς”).— ἀποστέλλους᾿: cp. O.C. 1664 “ἐξεπέμπετ̓” (of Oed.): Plat. Symp. 179E (“θεοὶ Ἀχιλλέα”) “εἰς μακάρων νήσους ἀπέπεμψαν”. Eur. Ion 1274ἄρδην ἂν ἐξέπεμψας εἰς Ἅιδου δόμους” (“με”). The word is so natural after “ἀναστρέφοντες” that Nauck's alteration of it to προυσελοῦς᾿ is strange indeed.

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    • Euripides, Ion, 1274
    • Plato, Symposium, 179e
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 177
    • Sophocles, Electra, 972
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1196
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 442
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 621
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