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καὶ δὴ, i.e., without further preface: cp. 892: Ant. 245καὶ δὴ λέγω σοι”: O. C. 31 n.

τοῦ κασιγνήτου τί φής...; Cp. Od. 11. 174εἰπὲ δέ μοι πατρός τε καὶ υἱέος”: Ph. 439ἀναξίου μὲν φωτὸς ἐξερήσομαι” (n.).

ἥξοντος, about to come (soon), μέλλοντος, or delaying? Do his messages indicate zeal, or do they not? Cp. O. C. 1627τί μέλλομεν” | “χωρεῖν”; The words could also mean, ‘about to come soon, or (at least) purposing to do so’ (cp. Tr. 75ἐπιστρατεύειν.. μέλλειν ἔτι”): but the antithesis recommends the former view.— The participles explain “τί”, being equiv. to “ὅτι ἥξει, μέλλει”; cp. Aesch. Ag. 271εὖ γὰρ φρονοῦντος ὄμμα σοῦ κατηγορεῖ”.

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