ἀτίμα. The verb “ἀτιμᾶν” is otherwise confined, in classical Greek, to the Homeric poems and hymns. The fut. and aor. occur both in Il.and Od.; the pres. once, in Od. 16. 307（“ἀτιμᾷ”); the imperf. twice ( Od. 21. 99“ἀτίμα”: 23. 28 “ἀτίμων”, plur.). Nauck would here read “ἀτίζει”, with Elmsley (“ἀτίζειν” occurs in O. C. 1153); but he would also banish “ἀτιμᾶν” altogether from the epic texts; see Appendix. θεοὺς, a monosyllable by synizesis, as “θεός” normally is with Sophocles, when it belongs to the third foot of the trimeter; see 489, O. C. 964, Ph. 1020, fr. 685. In El. 1264, “τότ᾽ εἶδες ὅτε θεοί μ᾽ ἐπώτρυναν μολεῖν”, we ought probably to read “εὖτε. ” θεοῖς σεσωσμένος: for the dat. of the agent, cp. 539 n.
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