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ἐκείνους, Lichas and the captives: who are moving away into the house, but have not yet disappeared. Their movement, which would begin at v. 335, ends only at 345. As the space to be traversed by them would not be great, we may suppose that Lichas, though he does not overhear the words of the “ἄγγελος”, has paused near the door of exit, in uncertainty, on seeing Deianeira stop, and is finally dismissed by a gesture of hers, after the words τούτους δ᾽ ἔα (344). Here she forgets the ἄνευ τῶνδ̓ of v. 336.

᾿μοὶ ταῖσδέ τ̓ (the Chorus) —i.e.μόναις”: an addition which the emphasis on the pronouns renders needless.


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