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ἀλλ̓, though only conjectural (cr. n.), is confirmed by the fact that elsewhere also the hortative is combined with the limiting “ἀλλά”: see 1040 f.: O. C. 238 ff. “ἀλλ᾽ ἐπεὶ...ἀλλ᾽ ἐμὲ” (me, at least). The loss of “ἀλλ̓” before “ἀπόδος” here may have been due to a reminiscence of 932.

ἀλλὰ νῦν: cp. El. 411συγγένεσθέ γ᾽ ἀλλὰ νῦν.

ἐν σαυτῷ γενοῦ: Xen. An. 1. 5. 17ἐν ἑαυτῷ ἐγένετο”, he recovered himself (after an outbreak of passion). So Her. 1. 119οὔτε ἐξεπλάγη ἐντός τε ἑωυτοῦ γίνεται”, ‘he did not lose his presence of mind, but mastered his feelings.’ The simple gen. of the reflex. pron. is similarly used, Soph. O. C. 660(n.): Dem. or. 2 § 30 (which confirms ἔτι here): “δεῖ δὴ...ὑμῶν αὐτῶν ἔτι καὶ νῦν γενομένους κ.τ.λ.”—The v. l. ἐν σαυτοῦ here has been supported by Vesp. 642 “σκορδινᾶται κἄστιν οὐκ ἐν αὑτοῦ”. But there I should read either “ἔθ᾽ αὑτοῦ” or “ἐν αὑτῷ”. In Plat. Charm. 155Dοὐκέτ᾽ ἐν ἐμαυτοῦ ἦν”, other readings are “ἐπ᾽ ἐμαυτοῦ” and “ἐν ἐμαυτῷ”; the last is prob. right.


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  • Commentary references from this page (7):
    • Demosthenes, Olynthiac 2, 30
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.119
    • Plato, Charmides, 155d
    • Sophocles, Electra, 411
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 238
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 660
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.5.17
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