ἔγωγ̓: sc. “γνώσομαι”: ‘I, at least, will so learn.’ For this elliptical “ἔγωγ̓”, cp. 1347, 1365, Tr. 1248. The vulgate “ἐγὼ δ̓” may have come from “ἡμεῖς δὲ” in 677. It requires us to suppose that the poet was going to write “ἐγὼ δ̓, ἐπίσταμαι γὰρ ἀρτίως” (“τοῦτο”), “τόν τ᾽ ἐχθρὸν ἐχθαρῶ, κ.τ.λ.”,—and then changed the constr. This is awkward. On the other hand, with “ἐγὼ δ̓”, we could not supply “γνώσομαι”.
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