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εἰς φῶς, opp. to “κατὰ σκότον” (578): cp. 1353: El. 639οὐδὲ πᾶν ἀναπτύξαι πρέπει” | “πρὸς φῶς”: O. T. 1229εἰς τὸ φῶς φανέι”: fr. 832 “πάντ᾽ ἐκκαλύπτων χρόνος εἰς τὸ φῶς ἄγει”. Yet Nauck has ejected “εἰς φῶς” from the text, and conjecturally substituted “σαφῶς”. He wishes also to replace “λέξει” by “χρῄζει”. But for the fut. cp. O.C. 114 “ἕως ἂν ἐκμάθω” | “τίνας λόγους ἐροῦσιν”. So here “λέξει” = “μέλλει λέξειν”.—For καίτε cp. 421.

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    • Sophocles, Electra, 639
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    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1353
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 421
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