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οὐ γὰρ ἂν γνοίης: the suppressed protasis is “εἰ μὴ <*>ης”: cp. O.C. 98 n.

ἐν οἷς χαίρειν προθυμεῖ, in what a situation, under what circumstances, you desire a triumph,—the intended victim being already dead: cp. Ai.971ἐν κενοῖς. ἐν οἷς” is used as in 1122: for “οἷς”, instead of “ὅτοις”, in the indirect question, cp. O. C.1171 n. There is no class. example of “χαίρειν ἔν τινι” as=‘to rejoice in a thing,’ the regular constr. being “χαίρειν τινί” or “ἐπί τινι”: in El.1343οὖν”, not “ἐν”, is right: and in Aesch. Eum.996, “χαίρετ᾽ ἐν αἰσιμίαισι πλούτου, ἐν”=‘amidst.’ “τρυφᾶν ἔν τινι” occurs, but is not exactly similar.

κἀν ὅτοις ἀλγεῖς μάτην, and under what circumstances you are bitter without cause,—i.e., against one who is really innocent.

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