The MS. σε is possible; but Reiske's σφε has very strong probability. Campbell says, “"the apostrophe gives liveliness to what would otherwise be a frigid sentiment"”: but would it be so frigid? Changes to, and from, apostrophe are certainly not rare in choral odes; but this would (to my mind) be a somewhat harsh example;—quite different, e.g., from O. T. 1201, where see n. on 1197. αὔξοι, “"uplift,"” raise to honour: cp. O. T. 1092 (n.), Tr. 116 (n. on 1453 f.).
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