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ζῶσανθανοῦσαν. The constr., “φθιμένῃ μέγα ἐστίν, ἀκοῦσαι ζῶσαν σύγκληρα λαχεῖν” (instead of “ζώσῃ”), is not rare: cp. Xen. An. 1. 2§ 1 “Ξενίᾳ τῷ Ἀρκάδι ἥκειν παραγγέλλει λαβόντα τοὺς ἄνδρας” [though shortly before, “παραγγέλλει τῷ Κλεάρχῳ λαβόντι ἥκειν”]: ib. 3. 1. 5συμβουλεύει τῷ Ξενοφῶντι ἐλθόντα εἰς Δελφοὺς ἀνακοινῶσαι”: ib. 3. 2. 1ἔδοξεν αὐτοῖς προφυλακὰς καταστήσαντας συγκαλεῖν τοὺς στρατιώτας”. The dat. with the inf. is, in such cases, equally right, but the acc. sometimes excludes an ambiguity. (Cp. on O. T. 913.) El. 479ὕπεστί μοι...κλύουσαν” is not similar.—I can see no reason to suppose the loss of a verse. The fact that six anapaestic verses (817—822) follow the strophe proves nothing. Cp. on 110 f., and Append. on 155 ff.

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