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ἔστ̓=“ἔστ᾽ ἄν”: cp. 555ἕως.. μάθῃς.

τάφου μεληθεὶς, after choosing and preparing a place of burial (1165). This aor. of the simple “μέλομαι” does not elsewhere occur in a middle sense (in Anthol. 5. 201 “μεληθέν” in pass.), but “ἐπεμελήθην” as an aor. middle is frequent in

κἂν μηδεὶς ἐᾷ=“κἂν πάντες μὴ-ἐῶσιν”, though all men forbid (“οὐκ ἐῶ” =veto). Cp. Ph. 443 f. “ὅπου μηδεὶς ἐῴη”.

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