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κείσομαι, though we have had the word in 73. For other examples of such repetition, see n. on O. C. 554, and cp. below 163 “ὤρθωσαν”, 167 “ὤρθου”: 207 “ἔκ γ᾽ ἐμοῦ”, 210 “ἐξ ἐμοῦ”: 613, 618 (“ἕρπει”): 614, 625 (“ἐκτὸς ἄτας”).

σοὶ δ᾽ is better than Elmsley's σὺ δ᾽, since the primary contrast is between their points of view: ‘if it seems right to thee, dishonour the dead,’ rather than, ‘do thou, if it seems right, dishonour the dead.’ Remark, too, that the simple εἰ δοκεῖ (without dat. of pron.) is usually a polite formula, ‘if it is pleasing to you (as well as to me)’: Ph. 526ἀλλ᾽ εἰ δοκεῖ, πλέωμεν”: ib. 645ἀλλ᾽ εἰ δοκεῖ, χωρῶμεν”: ib. 1402εἰ δοκεῖ, στείχωμεν.

τὰ τῶν θεῶν ἔντιμα, the honoured things of the gods; the laws which are theirs (454 “θεῶν νόμιμα”), held in honour (by them and by men). “τὰ τοῖς θεοῖς ἔντιμα” (25, El. 239ἔντιμος τούτοις”) would have presented the gods only as observers, not also as authors, of the laws.

ἀτιμάσασ᾽ ἔχε (cp. 22), ‘be guilty of dishonouring’: cp. Ai. 588μὴ προδοὺς ἡμᾶς γένῃ”, and n. on O. T. 957.


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