hi scribo, let me read it again over the next few days and i'll give my thoughts after. what do you mean by pregnant with irony specifically, what did you have in mind?
do you mean e.g. lines like 141 κείνῳ προσαρκῶν οὖν ἐμαυτὸν ὠφελῶ, where he tries to make the discovery that will, it turns out, lead to his own downfall, classic aristotelian poetics tragedy? or something else? irony is a loaded word, so i'm curious as to what you meant.
many thanks, chad