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ἐᾶν δ᾽. Since “τινά” can mean “πάντα τινά”, it is not necessary to supply “πάντας” as subject for “ἐᾶν”, though in O. T. 238 ff. we have “μήτ᾽ ἐσδέχεσθαι μήτε προσφωνεῖν τινα,...ὠθεῖν δ᾽ ἀπ᾽ οἴκων πάντας”.—L has ἄταφον ἄκλαυτον. For this order it may be said, that a tribrach contained in one word forms the second foot in Ph. 1235πότερα”, ib. 1314πατέρα”, Aesch. Ch. 1χθόνιε”. Also, “ἄταφον” thus gains a certain abrupt force, and the order corresponds with “καλύψαι...κωκῦσαι”. But against it we may urge:—(1) The other order was the usual one: Il. 22.386κεῖται πὰρ νήεσσι νέκυς ἄκλαυτος ἄθαπτος”: Eur. Hec. 30 | “ἄκλαυτος, ἄταφος”. (2) On such a question of order no great weight belongs to L, in which wrong transpositions of words certainly occur; e.g. Ph. 156, Ph. 1332: O. C. 1088. Here some MSS. give “ἄκλαυστον ἄταφον”. There is no ground for distinguishing “ἄκλαυστος”, as ‘not to be wept,’ from “ἄκλαυτος”, ‘not wept’ (see O. T. 361 note in Appendix on “γνωτός” and “γνωστός”). L gives the form without sigma here, as below, 847, 876, and in O. C. 1708; but the sigmatic form in El. 912.


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