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ἀλλ᾽ οὖνγε. In this combination ἀλλά is like our ‘well’; οὖν=‘at any rate’ (i.e. if you must do it); and “γε” emphasises the word which it follows. Cp. El. 233ἀλλ᾽ οὖν εὐνοίᾳ γ᾽ αὐδῶ”, ‘well, at any rate (i.e. though you will not listen to me) it is with good-will that I speak.’ Ph. 1305.

κρυφῆ δέ: here “δέ ἀλλά”: Thuc. 4.86οὐκ ἐπὶ κακῷ, ἐπ᾽ ἐλευθερώσει δέ.

σὺν δ᾽, adv., sc.κεύσω”: cp. Ai. 1288ὅδ᾽ ἦν πράσσων ταῦτα, σὺν δ᾽ ἐγὼ παρών.

αὔτως (adv. of “αὐτός”, see on O.T. 931), in just that way—‘likewise’: Tr. 1040ὧδ᾽ αὔτως ὥς μ᾽ ὤλεσε”.

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