παρὰ τίνος The change of παρά into πρός by an early hand in L is remarkable. I formerly received πρός, supporting the phrase by Hom. Od. 8.28 “ξεῖνος ὅδ᾽, οὐκ οἶδ᾽ ὅστις, ἀλώμενος ἵκετ᾽ ἐμὸν δῶ ι ἠὲ πρὸς ἠοίων ἢ ἐσπερίων ἀνθρώπων.” There, however, πρός is more natural, as virtually denoting the geographical regions （cp. Hom. Od. 21.347 “πρὸς Ἤλιδος,” ”on the side of Elis “）. And πρὸς θεῶν ὡρμημένος （Soph. El. 70） would be parallel only if here we had ἐσταλμένος. Questioning, then, whether ἀφικνεῖσθαι πρός τινος is defensible, I now read παρά, with most edd.
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