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[1315] δυσούριστον is defective by one syllable as compared with 1323 τυφλὸν κηδεύων. Now the second syllable of κηδεύων is “irrational, ” i.e. it is a long syllable doing metrical duty for a short one (the third of an antibacchius, \h\\h\\v\). Hence in this verse also the penultimate syllable can be either long or short. Hermann's δυσούριστον ὄν is therefore metrically admissible. It is, however, somewhat weak, and the sound is most unpleasing. I should rather propose δυσούριστ᾽ ἰόν: for the adverbial neut. plur., cp. ὑπέροπτα ... πορεύεται (883, where see note); for the part., Plat. Laws 873eπαρὰ θεοῦ ... βέλος ἰόν.” Nauck conjectured δυσοιώνιστον. Blaydes gives δυσεξούριστον(not found), in the dubious sense of “hard to escape from. ”

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