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[1470] δοκοῖμ᾽ for this form, cp. Soph. Phil. 895δρῷμ᾽” (n.). ἔχειν σφας. σφέας has the accent in Homer when it is emphatic, as when joined with αὐτούς, being then a disyllable: Hom. Il. 12.43σφέας αὐτούς.” When non-emphatic and enclitic, it is a monosyllable: Hom. Od. 4.77καί σφεας φωνήσας.” The perispomenon σφᾶς corresponds to σφέας, as in σφᾶς αὐτούς: the enclitic σφας to σφεας. Thus in Soph. OC 486 we must write ὥς σφας καλοῦμεν with Herm.; where Elmsley gave ὡς σφᾶς, holding (against the grammarians) that this form was never enclitic. Here, as in 1508, the pronoun is non-emphatic. According to the rule now generally received, a monosyllabic enclitic stands unaccented after a paroxytone word, the latter remaining unaffected: we therefore write ἔχειν σφας. But, according to Arcadius and Herodian, a paroxytone word followed by an enclitic beginning with ς φ took the acute on its last syllable, as ἔχείν σφας: see Chandler, §§965, 966, 2nd ed.

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