ᾔδη: on the form cp. O. T. 1525 n. τί δ᾽ οὐκ ἔμελλον, sc. “εἰδέναι”: ‘why was I not likely to know it?’=‘of course I knew it.’ Plat. Rep. 605C “πάνδεινόν που” (“ἐστί”). “τί δ᾽ οὐ μέλλει” (sc. “εἶναι”), “εἴπερ γε δρᾷ αὐτό”; Xen. Hellen. 4.1.6 “τὸν δ᾽ υἱὸν... ἑώρακας αὐτοῦ ὡς καλός ἐστι;—τί δ᾽ οὐ μέλλω” (sc. “ἑωρακέναι”); ἐμφανῆ. I prefer this to L's ἐκφανῆ, not because Soph. does not elsewhere use “ἐκφανής”, but because, in the two places where Aesch. has used it, it has the sense of emerging into view ( Aesch. Pers. 398, the Greeks going into action at Salamis, or of standing out among other objects which are less distinct (“ἀνδρὸς ἐκφανὲς τέκμαρ”, Aesch. Eum. 244). The sense required here is simply, ‘public.’
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