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ἀπηύδα: cp. O. T. 236ἀπαυδῶ”.. | “μήτ᾽ εἰσδέχεσθαι κ.τ.λ.”: Xen. Cyr. 1. 4. 14ἀπηγόρευε μηδένα βάλλειν.— παρήκειν”. When verbs of motion compounded with “παρά” mean to ‘go forward,’ that sense comes through the notion of going into the presence of others (“παρά τινα”): so “οἱ παριόντες” are those who come forward to address the ecclesia. Teucer was anxious that Ajax should not go forth into public (“ἔξω παρήκειν”). In Soph. O. T. 1241, Soph. Tr. 900, and Soph. El. 1337, as often elsewhere, “παρελθεῖν” is said of entering a house.

τύχῃ represents the ‘vivid construction,’ by which the subjunct. of the ‘direct discourse’ can be retained, though the principal verb is in a secondary tense: Thuc. 1. 45§ 3 “προεῖπον..μὴ ναυμαχεῖν..ἢν μὴ..πλέωσι” (instead of “εἰ μὴ πλέοιεν”). For “πρίν” and subjunct., without “ἄν”, cp. 965. τύχοι would mark more clearly that he is merely repeating what Teucer said: but the weight of MS. authority is on the side of “τύχῃ”.


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