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[1418] μοῦνος see on 304. Kuhlstadt (De Dial. Trag. 104) thinks that Soph. never uses μοῦνος for μόνος unless with some special emphasis: but, as Ellendt remarks, such instances as Soph. OC 875, 991, Soph. Ant. 705, fr. 434 refute that view. Rather it was a simple question of metrical convenience. The same is true of ξεῖνος and ξένος, with this exception, that, even where metre admitted ξέν᾽, ξεῖν᾽ occurs as the first word of an address: Eur. IT 798ξεῖν᾽, οὐ δικαίως.” In Soph. OC 928 also, L and A give ξεῖνον παρ᾽ ἀστοῖς.

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