μήτ᾽ <*>θοις … νῦν δ̓ ἄπειρος εἶ: i.e., ‘mayest <*> remain ignorant,—as thou now art <*> the combination of a wish with a fact <*> 582 ff., Ant.686 n.— νῦν δ̓ has <*> authority than νῦν τ̓. Greek express<*> had a pervading bent towards antith<*> and this tendency sometimes asserted <*> after a sentence had begun in the <*>actic’ form. Thus here, νῦν δ̓ sprang <*> the thought, ‘you may, indeed, know <*> the future,—though I trust that you will not,—but now, at least, you do <*>’ I therefore keep “νῦν δ̓”. Each trad<*>nal instance of τε … δέ should be care<*> weighed before changing “δέ” to “τε”. <*> 285 f. Ant., 333 f. Ant., 1151 ff.: Ant.1096, P<*>12 f.<*> and for the negative <quote lang=greek>mh/te</quote> followed by <quote lang=greek>de/</quote>, <title>O. C. 421 f.
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