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μέν does not answer to the “δέ” in 15, but merely gives a slight emphasis to ἐμοί; cp. Xen. Cyr. 1.4.12ἐγὼ μὲν οὐκ οἶδα” (though others may know).

Ἀντιγόνη, placed as in O. C. 1 n., 1415; while once (O. C. 507) the anapaest is in the 4th place.

φίλων, objective gen. with μῦθος, tidings about them: cp. Ai. 221ἀνδρὸς αἴθονος ἀγγελίαν”: ib. 998ὀξεῖα γάρ σου βάξις”. In O. C. 1161 f. “σοῦ...μῦθον” (where the gen. is objective) = ‘speech with thee.’

ἐξ ὅτου, referring to a definite time, as 1092, O. C. 345, Tr. 326, Ph. 493, like “ἐξ οὖ” (O. T. 1201, Tr. 38, Ai. 661, 1337). It refers to an indefinite time below, 457. The brothers had fallen on the preceding day.


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