ταῖς τηλικαῖσδε: i.e. it is not fitting for young maidens to make long speeches in such a presence. The epithet need not be pressed as implying extreme youthfulness (cp. 751). We seem to hear a covert criticism on some drama in which this maxim had been neglected. (A similar allusion has been supposed in El. 1289 ff., but is doubtful: see n. there.) So Eur., in Ph. 751, “ὄνομα δ᾽ ἑκάστου διατριβὴ πολλὴ λέγειν”, glances at Aesch. Theb. 375—652, and in fr. 165 at Soph. Ant. 563 f.—Cp. 1148.
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