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μηδὲν ὑγιὲςφρονῶν. The phrase “οὐδὲν ὑγιές” was a common one in Attic, and is often used by Eur. , though never by Aesch. , and only here by It Soph. is thrice combined with “φρονεῖν” by Eur. ,—twice to denote malevolence; fr. 496 “οὐδὲν δοκοῦσιν ὑγιὲς ἀνδράσιν φρονεῖν”: fr. 821 “ὡς ὑγιὲς οὐδὲν φασὶ μητρυιὰς φρονεῖν” | “νόθοισι παισίν”: and in Androm. 448 to describe the dishonesty of Spartans,—“ἑλικτὰ κοὐδὲν ὑγιὲς ἀλλὰ πᾶν πέριξ” | “φρονοῦντες.

μηδὲν ὑγιές, the generic “μή”: i.e., the man is of the kind to have no sound thoughts: cp. 409μηδὲν δίκαιον”, n. This use of “μηδέν” (instead of “οὐδέν”) here would probably sound the more natural, since the same combination oft. occurred in phrases with the inf.: as Soph. Ph. 200ἡδονὴ δέ τις” | “γυναιξὶ μηδὲν ὑγιὲς ἀλλήλαις λέγειν”: fr. 660 “ἄλλῳ δ᾽ ἀρέσκει μηδὲν ὑγιὲς ἐκ φρενῶν” | “λέγοντι πείθειν τοὺς πέλας τόλμῃ κακῇ”: Ar. Plut. 50τὸ μηδὲν ἀσκεῖν ὑγιές”.

ἐλεύθερον=“ἐλευθέριον”: Tr. 63δούλη μέν, εἴρηκεν δ᾽ ἐλεύθερον λόγον”: fr. 855 “εἰ σῶμα δοῦλον, ἀλλ᾽ νοῦς ἐλεύθερος”.

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