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δείξω γὰρ: the ictus on “γάρ” does not spoil the rhythm, because the chief stress falls on the verb: cp. O. C.1540χῶρον δ̓, ἐπείγει γάρ με τοὐκ θεοῦ παρόν”. Below, in 1247, the case of “οὖν” is similar.

ἐκ καλυμμάτων = “ἐκκεκαλυμμένον”, since ἐκ here=“ἔξω”, ‘outside of’: cp. Od.15. 272οὕτω τοι καὶ ἐγὼν ἐκ πατρίδος” (sc.εἰμί”), ‘I am an exile.’ The sense is different in Aesch. Ag.1178, “ἐκ καλυμμάτων” | ...“δεδορκώς”, where “ἐκ”=‘forth from.’

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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1178
    • Homer, Odyssey, 15.272
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1540
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