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φθέγμ̓. A beautifully natural expression of her new joy in his living presence. So the solitary Philoctetes welcomes the sound of Greek speech,—“ φίλτατον φώνημα” ( Ph. 234). Cp. Ai. 14 φθέγμ᾽ Ἀθάνας”. O. C. 863(Oed. to Creon) “ φθέγμ᾽ ἀναιδές.

μηκέτ᾽ ἄλλοθεν πύθῃ. Cp. 1474: O. C. 1266τἀμὰ μὴ ᾿ξ ἄλλων πύθῃ”. For “μηκέτ̓”, cp. Pind. O. 1. 114μηκέτι πάπταινε πόρσιον”.

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