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τί <δ̓> εἶπας; I insert δ̓, which might easily have dropped out. Such a hiatus as τί εἶπας is not Sophoclean. Cp. 100 n. After a voc., we elsewhere find “δέ” thus used in a question: O. C. 332τέκνον, τί δ᾽ ἦλθες”; ib. 1459 “πάτερ, τί δ᾽ ἐστὶ τἀξίωμ᾽ ἐφ᾽ καλεῖς”; The objection to τί μ᾽ εἶπας (‘what hast thou said of me?’) is that it does not suit the sense here (‘what purpose hast thou declared in regard to me?’). And τί γ᾽ εἶπας would be weak.

πρὶν μάθῃς, without “ἄν”: cp. “ἕως” without “ἄν”, 764. Soph. affords some 14 instances of “πρὶν ἄν” with subjunct. (as 332, Soph. 1332), and 7 instances (besides this) of simple “πρίν” with subjunct.,— Soph. Ant. 619; Soph. Tr. 608, Soph. Tr. 946; Soph. Ai. 742, Soph. Ai. 965; fr. 583. 2, fr. 596.

ποῖον μάθημα; Cp. Ant. 42ποῖόν τι κινδύνευμα”; For the verb with its cognate noun, cp. 150μέλον...μέλημα.

δρᾶσαι with double acc.: 803 n.


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