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ὦναξ is a certain correction of L's “ναξίαις”. The latter, i.e. “Ναξίαις”, may be rejected for two reasons. (1) vv. 1140 f. (“καὶ νῦνἐπὶ νόσου”) are clearly sound, and the weak addition of “ἀμά” before “πόλις” is a pure guess, based on the supposed genuineness of “Ναξίαις” here. (2) Naxos was, indeed, peculiarly associated with Dionysus, through Ariadne's story, and in other ways ( Diod. 5. 50 ff., N. H. 4. 12. 22): but, here, “Ναξίαις”, as the epithet of his followers, would be inappropriate, since he is to visit Thebes either from Parnassus or from Euboea (1143 f.).


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