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οὔτε στεφάνων. “οὔτε”, the reading of the MSS., is sound; the fault is in the antistrophe (1211), where they give “καὶ πρὶν μὲν ἐννυχίου”, but this is satisfactorily cured by G. Wolff's correction; see n. on 1211.

στεφάνων, the wreaths, usually of myrtle (“μυρρίναι”), with which the guests at a banquet crowned their heads before the “σπονδαί” were poured and the “πότος” began: Athen. p. 685 C “ δὲ τῶν στεφάνων καὶ μύρων πρότερον εἴσοδος εἰς τὰ συμπόσια ἡγεῖτο τῆς δευτέρας τραπέζας”. Ar. Ach. 1145πίνειν στεφανωσαμένῳ”. Eur. Bacch. 376παρὰ καλλιστεφάνοις εὐφροσύναις”.

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    • Euripides, Bacchae, 376
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