ἀλλὰ … γὰρ is here elliptical; ‘but (ye speak in vain), for,’ etc. Cp. Ai. 167.In 256 there is no ellipse. Cp. Ant. 148 n. ἐν … δεινοῖς: cp. Ph. 185“ἔν τ᾽ ὀδύναις”.. | “λιμῷ τ᾽ οἰκτρός.” σχήσω: this form occurs also in 375 and Ai. 684. ταύτας ἄτας, these infatuated laments. (Others understand, ‘I will not put an end to these miseries which I suffer’: but “σχήσω” is then less fitting.)
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