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ἀν τὰν εὐρώδεα Τρωΐαν. This, the emendation of Ahrens, is very close to the MS. text, “ἀνὰ τὰν εὐρώδη Τροίαν”. There is no reason to doubt the metrical soundness of the antistrophic verse, 1197 “ἰὼ πόνοι πρόγονοι πόνων”. Hence the correction of “Τροίαν” to “Τρωΐαν” has strong probability. Lobeck compares “εὐρώδης” (from “εὐρύς”) with the late forms “βραχώδης, τραχώδης”. With regard to ἀν (=“ἀνά”), it should be noted that Sophocles uses this apocopè elsewhere only in compounds (cp. 416: Ant. 1275, n. on “ἀντρέπων”).—For other emendations, see Appendix.

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