The cause which she holds sacred is elaborately ar-
8 Cp. the words of the Chorus in v. 1413, “ὦ πόλις, ὦ γενεὰ κ.τ.λ.” In v. 1227 Electra addresses them as “πολίτιδες”. Their feeling towards Orestes as the heir is seen in 160 ff.: cp. too 251 ff. (n.).
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