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ἀλλ᾽ ἥδομαι μέν: here μέν slightly emphasises the verb, but does not oppose it to any other thought: the “νῦν δ᾽” in 886 should not be regarded as answering to it. Cp. 1278: O. T. 82ἀλλ᾽ εἰκάσαι μέν, ἡδύς”: ib. 769 “ἀλλ᾽ ἵξεται μέν.

ἀνώδυνον masc., to be taken adverbially with both participles (‘living and breathing, free from pain’): not neut., with “βλέποντα” only, as if the sense were, ‘showing the absence of pain by thy looks.’

βλέποντα=“ζῶντα” (though here with special reference to his recent slumber, cp. 856ἀνόμματος”): Ai. 962κεἰ βλέποντα μὴ ᾿πόθουν”, | “θανόντ᾽ ἂν οἰμώξειαν.

κἀμπνέοντ̓: Aesch. Ag. 671ἐκείνων εἴ τις ἐστὶν ἐμπνέων”.

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