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οὐκ ἄξεθ᾽. When the first of two or more commands is given by “οὐ” with fut. indic., that constr. is usually continued, either (a) with “καί”, as Eur. Andr. 1066οὐχ ὅσον τάχος χωρήσεταί τις...καὶ... λέξει...”; or (b) with repeated “οὐ”, as Aristoph. Lys. 459οὐχ ἕλξετ᾽, οὐ παιήσετ᾽, οὐκ ἀράξετε”; Here a direct imperat. follows (887), and a note of interrogation must therefore be placed after τάχιστα.—κατηρεφεῖ, prop. ‘roofed over,’ oft. an epithet of a natural cave ( Od. 13.349σπέος”, Soph. Ph. 272ἐν κ. πέτρᾳ”), and in El. 381 of a chamber (“στέγη”) like this “κατῶρυξ”. The fact that Nauck wishes to change it into “κατώρυχι” (or “κατωρυχεῖ”) is a strong instance of “μεταβολὴ πάντων γλυκύ”.

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    • Euripides, Andromache, 1066
    • Homer, Odyssey, 13.349
    • Sophocles, Electra, 381
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 272
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 459
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