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φεῦ, φεῦ. Dindorf substitutes αἰαῖ, because he supposes the latter to have generated the “ναὶ ναί” which, with the words “ξύμφημι καὐτός”, he ejects (see cr. n.). But so common a form as αἰαῖ was not very likely to be thus corrupted. It is simpler to suppose that the ejected phrase was a mere interpolation, perhaps due to actors.

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