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πολύζηλον, in this context, is best taken as=‘exciting much “ζῆλος”,’ ‘admired by all’: though it could also mean merely, ‘very prosperous.’ In O. T.381(n.) it means, ‘full of emulation.’

φανέντα adds vividness to the thought of the joy that awaits her: cp. 199ἐμφανῆ”, 224 “ἐναργῆ.—σὺν” of attendant circumstance ( O. T.17).

κράτει νικηφόρῳ: “κράτος” is the superior strength, the mastery ( Ph.594 n.), which “ϝίκην φέρεται”: cp. 497: O. C.1088σθένει ᾿πινικείῳ” (‘triumphant might’).

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