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γε μὲν δὴ: as El.1243ὅρα γε μὲν δὴ κ.τ.λ.” Blaydes remarks that these particles do not elsewhere follow ἐπεὶ, and therefore alters the text (cr. n.). But their combination with “ἐπεί” here is quite correct: ‘since, however, you do know all,’ etc. Just so they follow a participle in Helen. 1259 “διδούς γε μὲν δὴ” (i.e., when you do give anything) “δυσγενὲς μηδὲν δίδου.—κείνου τε καὶ σὴν κ.τ.λ.”: Soph. Ph.762σοῦ τε τήν τ᾽ ἐμὴν χάριν”.

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