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[1337-1339] The simple mode of expression would have been: τί ἐμοὶ ἡδέως βλεπτόν, στερκτόν, ἀκουστὸν ἔτ᾽ ἐστίν; what henceforth can be pleasurably seen, or loved, or heard by me? But instead of the third clause, we have προσήγορον ἔτ᾽ ἔστ᾽ ἀκούειν ἡδονᾷ, “or what greeting is it longer possible for me to hear with pleasure? ” προσήγορον, passive in Soph. Phil. 1353, is here active, as in Soph. Ant. 1185Παλλάδος θεᾶς ὅπως ἱκοίμην εὐγμάτων προσήγορος”. ἡδονᾷ, modal dat. adverbially, as ὀργῇ 405. The form ἡδονάν, intermediate between Attic ἡδονήν and Doric ἁδονάν, is given by L in Soph. El. 1277, where Herm. keeps it, but most edd. give ἁδονάν. If right, it was a compromise peculiar to tragedy. The Doricism of scenic lyrics was not thoroughgoing: here, for instance, we have τλάμων (1333) yet προσήγορον (1338).

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