νῦν γε κἀχθές. Cp. Her. 2.53 “μέχρι οὗ πρώην τε καὶ χθές”. Plat. Legg. 677D “ὡς ἔπος εἰπεῖν, χθὲς καὶ πρώην γεγονότα” (where the phrase is presently strengthened into “τὸν ἀτεχνῶς χθὲς γενόμενον”). The usu. Attic form was “χθὲς καὶ πρώην”, though “πρώην καὶ χθές” also occurs. Cp. Catullus 61. 137 “hodie atque heri.” So “heri et nudius tertius.” Tryphon, an Alexandrian grammarian of the Augustan age, is quoted by Apollonius De Adverb. p. 556, 32 as saying, “χθὲς ἀττικώτερον τοῦ ἐχθές”: but the reverse seems to be the case. Attic Comedy supports “ἐχθές” against “χθές” in a majority of cases; though “χθές” may have been preferred, even in prose, after a vowel. ζῇ: cp. O. T. 482 “ζῶντα” (of the oracles which are operative, effectual), and ib. 45 n. 'φάνη, with prodelision of the temporal augment in the 6th place, as “ὡς ἐγὼ 'φάνην” O. C. 974 n.
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