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[506] πρὶν ἴδοιμ᾽ After an optative of wish or hypothesis in the principal clause, πρίν regularly takes optat.: Soph. Phil. 961ὄλοιο μήπω πρὶν μάθοιμ᾽ εἰ καὶ πάλιν γνώμην μετοίσεις.” So after ὅπως, ὅστις, ἵνα, etc.: Aesch. Eum. 297ἕλθοι ... ὅπως γένοιτο”: Eur. Hel. 435τίς ἂν ... μόλοι ὄστις διαγγείλειε ... ;

ὀρθὀν the notion is not “upright,” established, but “straight,” — justified by proof, as by the application of a rule: cp. Aristoph. Birds 1004ὀρθῷ μετρήσω κανόνι προστιθείς”: so below, 853, Soph. Ant. 1178τοὔπος ὡς ἄρ᾽ ὀρθὸν ἤνυσας.” Hartung (whom Wolff follows) places the comma ofter ὀρθόν, not after ἔπος: “ until I see (it) established, I will not approve the word of censurers”: but the acc. ἔπος could not be governed by καταφαίην in this sense.

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