ἔμπας=“ὅμως”, as in 122, where “καίπερ” is added to the participle. ἀντατιμάσαιμ̓. The choice lies between this correction by Bothe of L's “οὐκ ἂν ἀτιμάσαιμ̓”, and Elmsley's οὔ τἂν ἀτιμάσαιμ̓. The best reason for preferring “ἀντατιμάσαιμ̓” is a palaeographical one, viz., that a change of “ΟΥΤΑΝ” into “ΟΥΚΑΝ” (T into K) is rather less probable than a loss of T in “ΟΥΚΑΝ”（“Τ”）“ΑΤΙΜΑΣΑΙΜ”, seeing that “ἀτιμάζω” was a familiar word, while “ἀντατιμάζω” was unfamiliar. There is no force in the objection that “ἀντ-” in the compound is unfitting (since Ajax had not ‘dishonoured’ Odysseus); the reciprocity marked by “ἀντ-” is simply that of overt hostility. As to the οὔκουν (or οὐκ οὖν) of the later MSS., it was evidently a makeshift, only less feeble than the Triclinian “οὐκ ἄν γ̓.— ἀντατιμάζω” occurs nowhere else, but is formed like “ἀνταδικεῖν”.
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