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τόλμησον, an ironical rejoinder: ‘bring yourself to do it,’—‘have the goodness to do it.’ (Not, ‘dare.’) Cp. O.C. 184, Ph.82 Ph., 481.

εἰ φρονεῖς, ‘if thou comprehendest’ (the question). Not, ‘if thou art sane’—which would be too strong here.

ἱστορῶ with double acc., like “ἐρωτῶ”: Soph. Ph.621τί μ᾽ ἱστορεῖς τόδε;

406 f. If δάμαρτα were not followed by δεσπότιν, the change of θ̓ to δ̓ made by Blaydes would be probable: cp. O.C. 1217 n. But, where three relationships of the same persons are mentioned, there is no reason for preferring δέδέ to τετε. — λεύσσων μάταια (adv., cp. O.T. 883 n.), suffering a delusion of the eyes. Cp. 863: C. 3. 27. 39 (an me) Ludit imago | Vana?

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