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Suspicion has fallen on ἐκπέλει, which occurs only here: Hesych. explains it by “ἔξεστι”, and “ἐξέπελεν” by “ἐξεγένετο”. He would hardly have invented the imperf., if he had not met with it in literature: and the metrical convenience of such a synonym for “ἔξεστι” is a further reason for believing that it was current.

ὅστις: for the omission of the anteced. “τούτῳ”, see on 35: for the gender, on 464.

τῶν πέλας: cp. fr. 83 ('tis better to conquer by any means) “ δοῦλον αὐτὸν ὄντα τῶν πέλας κλύειν”.


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