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οὐδή ποτ̓”, the reading of the scholiast, is clearly better than that which prevails in our MSS., “τί δήποτ̓”. It expresses her first feeling of surprise: she can hardly believe that his pity is for her. In 1184, on the other hand, “τί δή ποτ̓” is fitting: she has recognised the fact, and asks the cause. Cp. 1108.

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