πεύθου: Nauck writes πυθοῦ. But the change is as needless here as in O. T.604.Where the sense is, ‘inquire,’ the pres. is right: cp. O. C.993“πότερα πυνθάνοἰ ἂν εἰ” | “πατήρ σ᾽ ὁ καίνων”: ib. 1155 “ὡς μὴ εἰδότ᾽ αὐτὸν μηδὲν ὧν σὺ πυνθάνει”. On the other hand in O. T.332 f. “τί ταῦτ̓” | “ἄλλως ἐλέγχεις; οὐ γὰρ ἂν πύθοιό μου”, the aor. is required, as the sense is, ‘learn.’ Cp. above O. T., 66 O. T., 91; and below O. T., 458. σαφῆ=“ἀληθῆ”: El.1223“ἔκμαθ᾽ εἰ σαφῆ λέγω.—πρὸς βίαν”, i.e., with stringent questioning (such as the “ἄγγελος” himself applies El., 402 ff.). The phrase is rare, except where physical force is meant; cp., however, O. C.1185“οὐ γάρ σε, θάρσει, πρὸς βίαν παρασπάσει” | “γνώμης.—κρίνειν” =“ἀνακρίνειν”: 195 n.
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