καίτοι has an illative force, introducing the next step in the reasoning: cp. 949, O. T. 855.—L's “φθιμένα” should prob. be φθιμένῃ (see on “παγκοίτην” 804). The variant “φθιμένῳ” (noted in L) is warrantable as the masc. of general statement (cp. 463): but it would be extremely harsh, when “ζῶσαν...θανοῦσαν” refers to the same person. κἀκοῦσαι, ‘e'en to have it said of her’ (“καί” meaning, ‘even if there is no other comfort’). This seems a little more expressive than “τἀκοῦσαι” (Wecklein), and also slightly more probable palaeographically (cp. O. C. 172 cr. n.). The MS. μέγ᾽ ἀκοῦσαι is certainly wrong, since a paroemiac could not begin a new sentence. For “ἀκούω” (=“λέγομαι”, audio) with inf., cp. Her. 3.131 “Ἀργεῖοι ἤκουον μουσικὴν εἶναι Ἑλλήνων πρῶτοι”.
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