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καὶ νῦνστῆθισκέψαι δ᾽. The first clause is introduced by “καί”, the second by “δέ” (instead of “τε”), as in Ant.432χἡμεῖς ἰδόντες ἱέμεσθα, σὺν δέ νιν” | “θηρώμεθ᾽ εὐθύς”. The effect of “δέ” is to throw the second clause into relief by a slight rhetorical antithesis (as if “μέν” had followed “στῆθι”). This expressive δ̓ should not be changed to θ̓.

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