ἔγωγέ τοι: for “γέ τοι”, cp. O. C.1324. ἔλειπον: 76 n.—In the sequel, Deianeira dies before Heracles is brought home. The answer of Lichas is unconsciously evasive; it is also undesignedly suggestive of a contrast between the hero's present state, and that in which he is to arrive, “νόσῳ βαρύς.—ἰσχύοντά τε καὶ ζῶντα”. The word ζῶντα was prompted by the form of D. 's question; and the double copula, τε καί, links ἰσχύοντα with it more closely than the following words are linked by the simple καί. Hence the whole phrase, ‘strong as well as alive,’=‘not only alive, but strong.’— θάλλοντα is more than “ἰσχύοντα”, as implying radiant health: cp. Soph. El.952“βίῳ” | “θάλλοντ̓”: I. A. 1223 ff. “ἆρά σ᾽ ... ὄψομαι” | “ζῶσάν τε καὶ θάλλουσαν;—κοὐ νόσῳ βαρύν”: cp. O. T.58“γνωτὰ κοὐκ ἄγνωτα” (n.).
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