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δρῶσαν: the partic. expresses the leading idea (‘if thou wouldest know, thou must act’): cp. O. C.1038 n.— γνῶμα, a means of judging, a test: Her.7. 52Ἴωνας...τῶν ἔχομεν γνῶμα μέγιστον”. (In poetry the word sometimes means merely ‘judgment,’ ‘opinion’: Aesch. Ag.1352, Eur. Her.407.)—The Chorus do not say that she ought to make the experiment; but only that, until she does so, she can have no certainty.

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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1352
    • Euripides, Heracles, 407
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.52
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1038
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