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μαραίνει. Soph. Ant. 2. 3 πάντα μαραίνων τὰ καλὰ χρόνος”. The reading of the MSS., “μαραίνει τε καὶ φλέγει”, clearly bewrays an interpolation. The schol. in L has, “τὰ ὑπὸ Αἴαντος διὰ πολλῶν εἰρημένα διὰ βραχέων διεξῆλθεν”: vague words which obviously do not require us to suppose that the “φανέντα κρύπτεται” of v. 647, as well as the “φύει τ᾽ ἄδηλα”, found an echo here. But it is possible that this very scholium may have led a prosaic reader to surmise a loss, and to supply it. (Another possibility is that “μαραίνει” was corrupted to “μαραίνεται”, and this to “μαραίνει τε”, when a defect would be inferred.) Compare the undoubted interpolations in Soph. O. T. 896 and Soph. Ph. 1407.

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