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προσφωνεῖ: for the 3rd pers., cp. 910.

ὡς μεθήσων μήποθ̓. The “μή” here is probably ‘generic,’ as in 253 “ὡς μηδὲν εἰδότ᾽ ἴσθι”, and 415 “ὡς μηκέτ᾽ ὄντα ...νόει”. ‘He looks away, like one who will never give it up.’ [Another view is that it is the “μή” of ‘strong assurance’; see 1329, O. C. 656οἶδ᾽ ἐγώ σε μή τινα” | “ἐνθένδ᾽ ἀπάξοντ᾽ ἄνδρα”: i.e., as we could say, “οἶδα αὐτὸν μήποτε μεθήσοντα”, so in “ὁρᾷ πάλιν ὡς μήποτε μεθήσων” the “μή” emphasises the speaker's conviction of N.'s resolve. This is possible, but seems less natural.] For the omission of the object to “μεθήσων”, cp. 801 (“ἔμπρησον”).— ὁρᾷ πάλιν: cp. Il. 21. 415πάλιν τρέπεν ὄσσε φαεινώ”. Eur. Hec. 343πρόσωπον ἔμπαλιν” | “στρέφοντα”.

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  • Commentary references from this page (5):
    • Euripides, Hecuba, 343
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.415
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 656
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 801
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 910
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