ἐν οὖν ῥοπῇ … κειμένῳ: cp. O. C.1510“ἐν τῷ δὲ κεῖσαι τοῦ μόρου τεκμηρίῳ”; (‘what sign of thy fate holds thee in suspense?’）—answering the words, “ῥοπὴ βίου μοι”. Alcaeus ap. Vesp. 1235 “ἀντρέψεις ἔτι τὰν πόλιν: ἁ δ᾽ ἔχεται ῥοπᾶς” (‘its fate hangs in the trembling scale’). For “ῥοπή” cp. also O. T.961 n. 83—
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