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The MS. words “κεῖσε μολεῖν”, which I omit, were almost certainly a gloss upon ἀλλ᾽ οὐ θεμιτόν. If we keep them, then we must add something more, so as to make an anapaestic dimeter (see cr. n.). Campbell defends ἀλλ᾽ οὐ θεμιτὸν κεῖσε μολεῖν as a paroemiac; but it is not such. In a paroemiac the penultimate syllable is necessarily long (as if here we had “κεῖσ᾽ ἐλθεῖν”).

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