ἤδη τοι κρᾶτα. The reading of the best MSS., both here and in the strophe (221 f.), can be retained, if in the strophe we make the slight change of ἀνδρὸς to ἀνέρος. If, on the other hand, we strike out τοι here, then we must also change κρᾶτα to κάρα, or else, keeping “κρᾶτα”, change ἐδήλωσας in 221 to ἔδειξας or ἔφηνας. (The impf. ἐδήλους would be unsuitable.) Here τοι is quite in place, as introducing the comment. ἤτοι, as a correction of “ἤδη τοι”, is doubly impro bable, since “ἤδη” is emphatic, and “ἤτοι” would be somewhat weak. See Appendix. κρᾶτα … κρυψάμενον, in token of grief and shame. Plat. Phaedop. 117 C “ἐγκαλυψάμενος ἀπέκλαιον ἐμαυτόν”: Aeschin. or. 2 § 111 “τά γε δὴ καταγέλαστα παντελῶς, ἐφ᾽ οἷς οἱ συμπρέσβεις ἐνεκαλύψαντο”. Liv. 4. 12 “Multi ex plebe spe amissa..capitibus obvolutis se in Tiberim praecipitaverunt.” ποδοῖν κλοπὰν ἀρέσθαι: cp. Aesch. Pers. 481“οὐκ εὔκοσμον αἴρονται φυγήν”: [Eur. ] Rhes. 54 (“νυκτέρῳ πλάτῃ”) “αἴρεσθαι φυγήν”. The verb here means, ‘to take up,’ ‘betake oneself to’; not ‘to win,’ ‘secure’: see Appendix on 75. For κλοπὰν, cp. Eur. Or. 1499“ἐξέκλεπτον ἐκ δόμων πόδα”.
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