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ἃν ἡδώμεθα: the cogn. acc. with “ἥδομαι, λυπεῖσθαι”, etc., is frequent (cp. Ar. Ach. 2 f.).

οὐκ ἀντιτείσειν: for the spelling “τείσω”, etc., see on O. T. 810.οὐ” with inf. is normal after a verb of saying or thinking (n. on O. T. 1455).— ἃν λυπώμεθα: for the assonance (parechesis) at the end of two successive verses, cp. 807 f., Ph. 121 f. (“παρῄνεσα, συνῄνεσα”), Tr. 1265 f. (“συγγνωμοσύνην, ἀγνωμοσύνην”). It is needless to read “ἃν λυποίμεθα”, though the optat. might be illustrated by Alcaeus fr. 82 (Bergk) “αἴ κ᾽ εἴπῃς τὰ θέλεις, κεν ἀκούσαις τά κεν οὐ θέλοις”. Schneidewin quotes also Hes. Op. 721εἰ δὲ κακὸν εἴπῃς, τάχα κ᾽ αὐτὸς μεῖζον ἀκούσαις”: Libanius 2. 84 “δρῶντες ἅττα ἐθέλουσι πάσχειν δύναιντ᾽ ἂν ἅττα ἂν οὐκ ἐθέλοιεν”.

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