previous next

ὑπηρετοίην is a certain correction of the MS. ὑπηρετοίμην. The midd. is not found in classical writers, though it was frequent later. Metre proves the active form in five of the seven places where Soph. uses the verb (996; Soph. O. T. 217; Soph. O. C. 283; Soph. Ph. 15, Soph. Ph. 990): only here and in Soph. Ph. 1024 is the midd. even possible. Blaydes ingeniously suggests that “ὑπηρετοίμην” may have come from “ὑπηρετμοίην. ὑπηρετμεῖν”, however, does not occur.— δαίμονι, the god who has brought him home (cp. 1266 ff.). Her brother is the “καθαρτὴς πρὸς θεῶν ὡρμημένος” (70).

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (6 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (6):
    • Sophocles, Electra, 1266
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 283
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 217
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1024
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 15
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 990
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: