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τὰ μὲν (adv.) refers to the recital which begins at v. 555: τὰ δ̓, to vv. 536 ff.

χερσὶν is slightly emphasised by its place (cp. O. T.139ἐκεῖνον κτανών”); her sense of wrong (“οἷα πάσχω”) has prompted action.

συγκατοικτιουμένη: some take the midd. as meaning, ‘to seek pity for myself from you.’ Rather it means simply, ‘to bewail (my woes) along with you’ (i.e., in your presence). So Her.2. 121ἀποκλαύσαντα κατοικτισάμενον”: 3. 156 “κατοικτίζετο, φὰς... πεπονθέναι κ.τ.λ.” The midd. “οἰκτίζομαι” is used by Aesch. ( Aesch. Suppl.1032), by Eur. (I. T. 486), and even in prose ( Thuc.2. 51).

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    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 1032
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.121
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 139
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.51
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