οὐκ ἔδοξα πεσεῖν ἄν=“ὅτι πέσοι ἄν.” ἐς τοσοῦτον αἰκίας: cp. O. T. 771 “ἐς τοσοῦτον ἐλπίδων ι ἐμοῦ βεβῶτος”, n. So El. 191 “ἀεικεῖ σὺν στολᾷ” (of Electra). The penult. of “αἰκία”, as of the epic “ἀεικία”, is always long; hence the later spelling “ἀείκεια, αἴκεια” (Eustath. 1336. 58), often found in our MSS. ὅσον, i.e. “εἰς ὅσον”: cp. Dem. or. 19 § 342 “ἐπὶ τῆς αὐτῆς ἧσπερ νῦν ἐξουσίας...μενεῖ”: Plat. Rep. 533E “οὐ περὶ ὀνόματος ἡ ἀμφισβήτησις, οἷς τοσούτων πέρι σκέψις ὅσων ἡμῖν πρόκειται.” ἥδε δύσμορος is added as if the preceding statement had been general (“"I had not thought that any royal maiden,"” etc.)
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