παρέσται, sc. “τὸ τέρμα τῆς ς.” ἐγώ. It is unsafe to argue that κυρῶ could not be a gloss, because it is a poetical word. It was just such a conjecture as correctors of the later age readily made, to smooth a supposed difficulty, or in mere wantonness. With γέρων opposed to οὐ γεγήρακε we requlre ἐγώ opposed to χώρας. It is different when the pers. pron. is omitted because the main antithesis is between two verbal notions: as in Aesch. Eum. 84 (I will not betray thee) “καὶ γὰρ κτανεῖν σ᾽ ἔπεισα”, for I persuaded (not I persuaded) thee to slay.
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