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[18] ἐγὼ μὲν The answering clause, οἱ δὲ ἄλλων θεῶν, must be supplied mentally: cp. Hom. Il. 5.893τὴν μὲν ἐγὼ σπουδῇ δάμνησ᾽ ἐπέεσσι”(sc. τὰς δὲ ἄλλας ῥᾳδίως). It is slightly different when μέν, used alone, emphasizes the personal pronoun, as in “ἐγὼ μὲν οὐκ οἶδαXen. Cyrop. 1.4.12. οἵδε τ᾽. The conjecture οἱ δ᾽ ἐπ᾽(“chosen to represent the youth”) involves a questionable use of ἐπί: cp. Soph. Ant. 787 n. ᾐθέων, unmarried youths: Hom. Il. 18.593ἠΐθεοι καὶ παρθένοι”: Eur. Phoen. 944Αἵμονος ... γάμοι σφαγὰς ἀπείργουσ᾽: οὐ γάρ ἐστιν ᾔθεος”: Plut. Thes. 15ᾐθέους ἑπτὰ καὶ παρθένους.

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