σὺ δ᾽ οὖν ἄκουε: there is no emphasis on “σύ” (as if it referred to the absence of the others): rather the sense is, ‘Well, then (since you are ready to help), hear the task.’ For this use of “δ᾽ οὖν”, cp. O. T.669 n. τοὔργον=“ὅ τι δραστέον ἐστιν”: cp. Ph.26“τοὔργον οὐ μακρὰν λέγεις.—ἐξήκεις”, you have reached a point, a situation: cp. O. T.1515“ἅλις ἵν᾽ ἐξήκεις δακρύων”: ib. 1158 “εἰς τόδ᾽ ἥξεις. —ἐμὸς” without “παῖς”: cp. 1205: Ai.547“εἴπερ δικαίως ἔστ᾽ ἐμὸς τὰ πατρόθεν”. The stress falls on the participial clause (592 n.).
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