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καταύδα, sc.τὸ ἔργον”, ‘denounce it.’ The word occurs only here, the pres. used in this sense being “καταγορεύω” ( Thuc. 4.68καταγορεύει τις ξυνειδὼς τοῖς ἑτέροις τὸ ἐπιβούλευμα”): aor. “κατεῖπον.

πολλόν: this Ionic form occurs also Tr. 1196πολλὸν δ᾽ ἄρσεν᾽ ἐκτεμόνθ᾽ ὁμοῦ ἄγριον ἔλαιον”, though in no other places of tragedy. And Soph. also used the epic form “πουλύπους” in a trimeter, fr. 286 “νόει πρὸς ἀνδρί, σῶμα πουλύπους ὅπως πέτρᾳ, κ.τ.λ.” Porson on Eur. Hec. 618 wished to read in our verse either “πλεῖον” (which is inadmissible, as Nauck observes, Eur. Stud. 2. 27), or “μᾶλλον”, which some edd. receive. But πολλὸν is manifestly better than “μᾶλλον.

σιγῶσ᾽ is explained by ἐὰντάδε, while the thought is strengthened by πᾶσι: she is to tell the news to all.

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    • Euripides, Hecuba, 618
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 1196
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.68
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