ἀνθ᾽ ὧν properly wherefore （Soph. OC 1295）: here, therefore. The protasis ἐπεὶ κυρῶ （258） required an apodosis introduced by ἀντὶ τούτων: but the parenthesis νῦν δ᾽ ἐς τὸ κείνου κ.τ.λ. （263） has led to ὦν being irregularly substituted for τοὐτων. Cp. 1466: Antiphon 5.11 “δέον σε διομόσασθαι κ.τ.λ. ... ἃ σὺ παρελθών,” where the length of the protasis has similarly caused ἅ to be substituted for ταῦτα. Distinguish from this the use of ἀνθ᾽ ὧν, by ordinary attraction, for ἀντὶ τούτων ἅ or ὅτι,= because, Soph. Ant. 1068.τάδ᾽ cogn. acc. to ὑπερμαχοῦμαι as Soph. Aj. 1346 “σὺ ταῦτ᾽ Ὀδυσσεῦ τοῦδ᾽ ὑπερμαχεῖς ἐμοί;” Cp. Hom. Il. 5.185 “οὐχ ὅ γ᾽ ἄνευθε θεοῦ τάδε μαίνεται.” Brunck, Nauck and Blaydes adopt Mudge's conj. τοῦδ᾽. But the MSS. agree in the harder and more elegant reading.
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