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ἅπαν τὸ χρῆμ̓, ‘this is the sum of the matter.’ For this use of τὸ χρῆμα, as meaning ‘the state of the case,’ like “τὸ πρᾶγμα” in Ph.789, cp. Vesp. 799 “ὅρα τὸ χρῆμα: τὰ λόγἰ ὡς περαίνεται”. The phrase is best taken as a nom., with “τόδε ἐστίν” understood: cp. O. T.1234 f.: Eur. fr. 255 “ἁπλοῦς μῦθος, μὴ λέγ᾽ εὖ”. Eur. Itmight, however, be an acc. in appos. with the sentence.

μωμένη: cp. O. C.836 n.

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