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τᾶς σᾶς πέπονθ᾽. The objection to pointing at σᾶς and understanding “ἐστί” with ἀναιδῆ (as Herm. proposed) is that ἀνοίξῃς requires an object. We should then have to understand “ἀλγηδόνα”. The conject. τᾶς σᾶς, πέπον, ἔργ᾽ ἀναιδῆ has found undeserved favour. The address “πέπον” occurs about 18 times in Homer and the hymns, and always marks familiarity: there is a touch of household intimacy in it, as when Polyphemus says to his ram, “κριὲ πέπονOd. 9.447). It is absurdly out of place here (cp. 521 ξένοι”, 530 ξεῖν̓”): “ φίλτατε”, at 465, is different.

ἔργ᾽ was inserted in the MSS. to explain that ἀναιδῆ referred to his own acts.

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    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.447
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 465
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 521
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