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οὗτος, σὲ φωνῶ. In the older printed editions, from the Aldine onwards, a point of some kind is placed after “φωνῶ”, to show that “σὲ φωνῶ” is parenthetic (cp. 73Αἴαντα φωνῶ”),—“συγκομίζειν” being taken as an infinitive serving for an imperative. Lobeck, who adheres to this view, remarks that there is no other instance of “φωνῶ τινα” (=iubeo) with infin. This is true; nevertheless it seems probable that “φωνῶ” here is used as a verb of ‘commanding’ with the inf., like “λέγω” ( Ph. 101), “εἶπον” and “ἐννέπω” ( O. C. 932), “αὐδῶ” (ib. 1630), and “φημί” (below, O. C. 1108).

νεκρὸνσυγκομίζειν, to aid in paying funeral rites to the corpse. For “κομίζειν”, said with ref. to the dead, see El. 1114.In Plut. Sull. 38, “ἔφθη τὸ σῶμα συγκομισθέν”, the sense is, ‘the obsequies were already completed’ (“συγ-”), i.e. the body had been consumed on the pyre.

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