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L has Πολυνείκην here, but “Πολυνείκη” in O. C. 375. Both forms are sound. From about 400 B.C. the Attic tendency of proper names in “-ης” was to pass from the 3rd to the 1st declension. Attic inscriptions of circ. 410—350 B.C. give the acc. in -“ην” more often than that in -“η”. From c. 350 to 30 B.C. the gen. in -“ου” is far more frequent than that in -“ους”. Even proper names in -“κλέης”, which kept the acc. in -“κλέα” to c. 300 B.C., afterwards formed it in -“κλῆν”. (No Attic inscript. gives -“κλῆ”.)

λέγω: see n. on 32 “λέγω γὰρ κἀμέ”.


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