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ἀλλ᾽ οὐ γὰρ. Distinguish two uses of this formula. (1) With an ellipse, as here,—“"but (your charges are untrue), for."” In this, γάρ may be represented by “"in fact,"” or “"indeed."” Cp. on 755. (2) When there is no ellipse, as O. T. 1409ἀλλ᾽ οὐ γὰρ αὐδᾶν ἔσθ᾽ μηδὲ δρᾶν καλόν,...καλύψατ̓”. Then γάρ =“"since."

The MS. “ἀκούσομαι κακὸς”=“"will be pronounced evil"” (in the report of fairminded men): cp. Ph. 1074 ἀκούσομαι μὲν ὡς ἔφυν οἴκτου πλέως πρὸς τοῦδ”: “"I shall be reproached, as full of pity, by yon man"”: ib. 607 “ πάντ᾽ ἀκούων αἰσχρὰ καὶ λωβήτ᾽ ἔπη”. But the conjecture ἁλώσομαι has certainly more force and point: cp. O. T. 576οὐ γὰρ δὴ φονεὺς ἁλώσομαι”: Ant. 46οὐ γὰρ δὴ προδοῦσ᾽ ἁλώσομαι”.

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