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φρενοῦν, pres., since the act may be conceived as continuing or re peated; but φράσαι, aor., with ref. to the particular utterance: cp. Ph.95ἐξαμαρτεῖν...νικᾶν”: ib. 667 f. “θιγγάνειν... δοῦναι”.

κἀμὲ κ.τ.λ. Two constructions are possible: I prefer the first. (1) καί= ‘and,’ depending on εἰ, and the apodosis begins with the direct question, “πῶς κ.τ.λ.” (2) καί=‘even’ (cp. Ant.719 n., “κἀπ᾽ ἐμοῦ”), and the apodosis begins with “κἀμὲ χρή”. But the first is more deferential; and the very abruptness of “πῶς κ.τ.λ.” is natural here.

φράσαι τὸ σόν, ‘to prescribe thy part’ (O.C. 625 n.), i.e., to say what it becomes thee to do. There is only a verbal resemblance to I. A. 1167 (compared by Schneid.), “ ᾿μὲ χρὴ λέγειν τὰ σά; ‘am I to make thine answer for thee?’—The v. l. τόσον is weaker, whether taken to mean ‘so bold a speech,’ or (with the schol.) ‘just thus much.’ And the form itself is rare in Sophocles ( Ai.277δὶς τός᾿”: ib. 185 lyr. “τόσσον”).

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