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This verse clearly belongs to the Chorus, to whom L assigns it. The first words of the next verse show this. Hermann objected that in similar situations the Chorus usually has two verses. It is true that this is usually the case. But O. T. 1312 is enough to show that there was no rigid rule; why, indeed, should there be? And, here, surely, “πλέον ἥμισυ παντός.

δεδογμένα (“ἐστί”), = “δέδοκται”: cp. on 570 “ἡρμοσμένα”, 447 “κηρυχθέντα”. Cp. Menander “Ἀρρηφόρος” 1. 3 “δεδογμένον τὸ πρᾶγμ᾽: ἀνερρίφθω κύβος”.


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