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κἄμοιγε ποῦ. The thought of the whole passage is,—“τί δόξα μάτην ῥέουσα ὠφελεῖ, εἰ τὰς Ἀθήνας φασὶμὲνθεοσεβεστάτας εἶναι, ἐμοὶ δὲ ταῦτα μηδαμοῦ ἐστιν”; Instead however, of a clause “ἐμοὶ δὲ...κ.τ.λ.”, thus depending on εἰ, a new sentence is opened by the direct question,— καὶ ἔμοιγε ποῦ ταῦτά ἐστιν;

καί, prefixed to interrogative words (as “ποῦ, πῶς, ποῖος, τίς”), makes the query an indignant comment on a preceding statement: El. 236: Dem. De Fals. Legat. § 232καὶ τίς, ἄνδρες Ἀθηναῖοι, τοῦτ᾽ ἰδὼν τὸ παράδειγμα δίκαιον αὑτὸν παρασχεῖν ἐθελήσει;

οἵτινες, causal, as if “παρ᾽ ὑμῖν” had preceded: hence=“ἐπεὶ ὑμεῖς”. Cp. 427, 866. Thuc. 4.26ἀθυμίαν τε πλείστην χρόνος παρεῖχε παρὰ λόγον ἐπιγιγνόμενος, οὓςὅτι αὐτοὺςᾤοντο ἡμερῶν ὀλίγων ἐκπολιορκήσειν”, since they had thought to reduce them in a few days. 1. 68νῦν δὲ τί δεῖ μακρηγορεῖν, ὧν ἐπεὶ ἡμῶντοὺς μὲν δεδουλωμένους ὁρᾶτε”...; 6. 68πολλῇ μὲν παραινέσει...τί δεῖ χρῆσθαι, οἳ πάρεσμεν ἐπὶ τὸν αὐτὸν ἀγῶνα”; 8. 76 § 6 (“οἵ γε”).

ἵππον; οὐκ ἀκούετε
ὃν ὅτι ἐμὲπάντες ὑμεῖς ἴστε μισοῦνθ᾽ ἱππικήν

. Ai. 457τί χρὴ δρᾶν; ὅστις ἐμφανῶς θεοῖς ἐχθαίρομαι”. Cp. O. T. 1228 n.: Ph. 1364.

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