νῦν μὲν γὰρ “κ.τ.λ.” The schol. on 1126 quotes Il. 19. 288(Briseïs mourning Patroclus): “ζωὸν μέν σε ἔλειπον ἐγὼ κλισίηθεν ἰοῦσα”, | “νῦν δέ σε τεθνηῶτα κιχάνομαι” (from which Hermann infers,— surely somewhat fancifully,—that the schol. read “οὐχ ὅνπερ” in 1128). οὐδὲν ὄντα: cp. 1166 “τὸ μηδέν.” βαστάζω: cp. 905 n. λαμπρὸν refers to the bright light of life in the young face. Cp. O.T. 81 “λαμπρὸς ὥσπερ ὄμματι”: Eur. Ion 475“τέκνων οἷς ἂν...λάμπωσιν ἐν θαλάμοις” | ... “νεανίδες ἧβαι”. Nauck brackets these two vv., because (1) “λαμπρὸν” is strange; and (2) the verses are irrelevant to the ‘hopes’ mentioned in 1127. But the fitness of “λαμπρόν”, as poetically used here, is precisely that it suggests the bright promise of the life on which those hopes rested.
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