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περιβλέποις. This compound occurs nowhere else in Soph., nor does he use “περίβλεπτος”. But Eur. uses them five times (Andr. 89, H. F. 508, Ion 624, I. A. 429, Ph. 551), and Ar. has the verb once (Eccl. 403). In all six places, as here, the ι is made long. On the other hand, the ι of “περιδρομή” and its cognates is usually, if not always, short (Eur. El. 458, Helen. 776, Tro. 1197, fr. 1068. 2: Aesch. Suppl. 349: Aristoph. Vesp. 138, Eq. 56, etc.): and Aesch. Ch. 207 has “περι^γραφά”. In Aristoph. Pax 879περιγράφεις” is ambiguous in the comic trimeter.

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