οὐ φήμ᾽ ἐάσειν. Cp. Ph. 816 f. “ΦΙ. μέθες, μέθες με”... | “ΝΕ. οὐ φήμ᾽ ἐάσειν”. He approaches her; she clings to the urn, and at v. 1216 is still holding it; then his words, “ἀλλ᾽ οὐκ Ὀρέστου” (1217), reconcile her to parting with it, and he gently takes it from her hands. The division of the trimeter (“ἀντιλαβή”) marks agitation, as again in 1220—1226, 1323, etc. Cp. also O. T. 627, O. C. 722, Ph. 54, etc. τάλαιν᾽ ἐγὼ σέθεν: cp. Tr. 972“οἴμοι ἐγὼ σοῦ μέλεος”.
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