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οὐκ ἔδοξα πεσεῖν ἄν=“ὅτι πέσοι ἄν.

ἐς τοσοῦτον αἰκίας: cp. O. T. 771ἐς τοσοῦτον ἐλπίδων ἐμοῦ βεβῶτος”, n. So El. 191ἀεικεῖ σὺν στολᾷ” (of Electra). The penult. of “αἰκία”, as of the epic “ἀεικία”, is always long; hence the later spelling “ἀείκεια, αἴκεια” (Eustath. 1336. 58), often found in our MSS.

ὅσον, i.e.εἰς ὅσον”: cp. Dem. or. 19 § 342ἐπὶ τῆς αὐτῆς ἧσπερ νῦν ἐξουσίας...μενεῖ”: Plat. Rep. 533Eοὐ περὶ ὀνόματος ἀμφισβήτησις, οἷς τοσούτων πέρι σκέψις ὅσων ἡμῖν πρόκειται.

ἥδε δύσμορος is added as if the preceding statement had been general (“"I had not thought that any royal maiden,"” etc.)

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    • Demosthenes, On the False Embassy, 342
    • Plato, Republic, 533e
    • Sophocles, Electra, 191
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 771
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