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. 1006 “σοῦ 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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