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A and other MSS. have “τοιοῦδ᾽ ὑπ᾽”, which gives a clear constr. It seems arbitrary to assume that in L's reading “τίς δ᾽ ἂν τοιοῦδ᾽ ἀνδρὸς εὖ πράξειεν ἄν” the syllable lost was rather τι after τίς δ᾽ ἂν, the gen. being one of source. Herm. supports the latter view by O. T. 1006σοῦ πρὸς δόμους ἐλθόντος εὖ πράξαιμί τι”, but there the gen. is absolute. Wecklein gives “τίς δ᾽ ἀντὶ τοιοῦδ᾽ ἀνδρὸς εὖ πράξειεν ἄν;” comparing “ἀνθ᾽ οὗ, ἀντὶ τοῦ”; but in such phrases “ἀντί”=“"in recompense for,"” not “"through the agency of."

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