ἰὼ Λαΐειον ὧ τέκνον Erfurdt's ὦ is the most probable way of supplying the required syllable, and Reisig's objection to its place is answered by Soph. Aj. 395 “ἔρεβος ὦ φαεννότατον.” Hermann, however, preferred ὤ, as a separate exclamation: “Alas, of Laius （oh horror!） the son. ” Bothe's Λαϊήιον could be supported by Eur. IA 757 “Φοιβήιον δάπεδον”: Eur. fr. 775. 64 ὁσίαν βασιλήιον: but seems less likely here.
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