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L has ὑγρὸνῥέεθρον, not ὑγρῶνῥεέθρων, which was merely a conjecture of Triclinius. And the use of “παρά” with the genit. is not only unexampled (see n. on 966), but here, at least, wholly unintelligible. Metre requires, however, that a long syllable (answering to the first syll. of “Θηβαΐας” in 1135) should precede “ἀγρίου”. I obtain this by adding τ᾽ after ῥεῖθρον. The second syll. of ὑγρόν, as the last of a verse, is common. παρά with acc. is correct in ref. to a river, the notion being that his abode extends along its banks: cp. El. 184 παρὰ τὸν Ἀχέροντα θεὸς ἀνάσσων”: Xen. An. 4. 3§ 1τοῦ πεδίου τοῦ παρὰ τὸν Κεντρίτην ποταμόν”: ib. § 6ἐστρατοπεδεύσαντο παρὰ τὸν ποταμόν”. For the position of τ᾽, cp. O. T. 258 n., O. C. 33 n. The sing. ῥεῖθρον is not less suitable than the plur.: cp. Aesch. Pers. 497, P. V. 790.For the epithet ὑγρόν, cp. Od. 4.458 (Proteus) “γίγνετο δ᾽ ὑγρὸν ὕδωρ”, ‘running water.’

Ἰσμηνοῦ: see n. on 103 f.


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