ὡς, (be sure) that: 117 n.— θέμις receives a slight emphasis from γε: ‘it is needless for me to take an oath: even if I wished to leave thee, it is not lawful for me to do so.’ By θέμις Philoctetes understands the youth's sense of duty towards a suppliant (773): the spectators know that Neopt. is thinking of the oracle (841). ἐμοὔστι: so Ai. 1225“μοὔστι” (“μοί ᾿στι” L).
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