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τελουμένων cannot mean ‘when the deed of vengeance is being done.’ Rather it is a purposely vague phrase; ‘when our task is being finished’; ‘towards the end’: i.e., when, the vengeance having been taken, that work is being crowned by re-establishing a rightful rule in the house. Cp. Eur. Andr. 997(“μηχανὴ”) “ἣν πάρος μὲν οὐκ ἐρῶ”, | “τελουμένων δὲ Δελφὶς εἴσεται πέτρα”: where the phrase has a similar tone of mystery and reserve. —For the neut. plur. part. in the gen. abs., without subject, cp. Aesch. Th. 274ε<*> ξυντυχόντων”: I. A. 1022 “καλῶς δὲ κρανθέντων”: Thuc. 1. 116§ 3 “ἐσαγγελθέντων”: Xen. Cyr. 1. 4. 18σημανθέντων”.

ὡς δὲ νῦν ἔχει, but, as things stand now, τὰ κείνων πάντα καλῶς (“ἔχει”), all the conditions on their part (that of Clyt. and Aeg.) are good (for us), καὶ τὰ μὴ καλῶς (“ἔχοντα”), even those which are not morally good,—viz., Clytaemnestra's joy at the death of her son, and those insults which expressed her new sense of security (773—803).

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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 274
    • Euripides, Andromache, 997
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.116
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 1.4.18
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