πρὸς μέσῃ Τραχινίων ἀγορᾷ: “μέσῃ” here implies, ‘open,’ ‘public,’ as in “ἔδειξ̓...ἐς μέσον” ( Ph.609 n.): “πρός”, lit. ‘close to’; the “ἄγγελος” had been one of those who stood in the outer part of the crowd, while inner circles were thronging round Lichas; he had thus been able to get away quickly (188—195). In 423 the prep. is the vaguer ἐν. ἀγορᾷ, not ‘market-place,’ but ‘gathering’ (the place was a “λειμών”, 188); a sense not rare even in Attic prose: cp. Xen. An.5. 7. 3“συναγαγεῖν αὐτῶν ἀγοράν”: Aeschin. or. 3 § 27 “ἀγορὰν ποιῆσαι τῶν φυλῶν”. Join ὡσαύτως ἐμοί: cp. Her.2. 67“ὣς δὲ αὕτως τῇσι κυσὶ οἱ ἰχνευταὶ θάπτονται”.
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