ἥκει, Heracles: he is not, indeed, yet at Trachis (and the words “δόμους ὡς τούσδε” go with “πέμπων”); but, after his distant wanderings, he may be said to ‘have arrived,’ since in his march from Oechalia he has already reached the point of Euboea nearest to his home (237). Heracles being the subject to ἔπερσε and to ἐντεθέρμανται (368), there would be an exceptional harshness in making Lichas the subject to ἥκει: nor would this suit the sense so well. δόμους ὡς τούσδε: see n. on O. T.1481“ὡς τὰς ἀδελφὰς τάσδε τὰς ἐμὰς χέρας”. The case for reading “ἐς” is stronger here than there. Yet I refrain from altering, since the house so easily suggests the household.
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