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μόνον, modo: cp. 1109: Ph.528.

παρ᾽ ὑμῶν, from your side, on your part: the gen. is probably right, though the v. l. παρ᾽ ὑμῖν is specious. Silence is their contribution to her plan. Cp. El.469σιγὴ παρ᾽ ὑμῶν πρὸς θεῶν ἔστω, φίλαι. —στεγοίμεθ̓”, have my action kept secret. Cp. fr. 614 “σύγγνωτε κἀνάσχεσθε σιγῶσαι: τὸ γὰρ” | “γυναιξὶν αἰσχρὸν σὺν γυναῖκα δεῖ στέγειν” (so I amend “σὺν γυναικὶ”: cp. Ant.85κρυφῇ δὲ κεῦθε, σὺν δ᾽ αὔτως ἐγώ”).— Blaydes may be right in reading στεγώμεθ̓ (cp. O. T.49 n.). But the opt. is defensible, as expressing an ardent hope, rather than a mere injunction (‘Heaven grant that ye keep my secret!’).

αἰσχύνῃ πεσεῖ: the dat. is one of manner (cp. O. T.51ἀσφαλείᾳ...ἀνόρθωσον”, n.), not of cause, as El.429ἀβουλίᾳ πεσεῖν”. Thus the phrase=“πεσεῖ αἰσχρὸν πτῶμα” ( Ant.1045). The simple “πεσεῖ” could not stand for “περιπεσεῖ” (‘fall into shame’).

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