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[763] οἶ᾽ the γ᾽ of L (clumsily amended to δέ γ᾽ in other MSS.) prob. came from οἷ᾽, rather than from ὡς or ὥς γ᾽. Soph. Phil. 583οἷ᾽ ἀνὴρ πένης,” “for a poor man”: Eur. Orest. 32κἀγὼ μετέσχον, οἷα δὴ γυνή, φόνου,” “so far as a woman might.” ὡς, however, is commoner in this limiting sense (1118); οἷα more often = “like” (751). Here οἷα qualifies ἄξιος, implying that in strictness the faithful service of a slave could not be said to create merit.

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