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ἐξ οἵων ἔχω | αἰτῶ: lit., ‘I make the prayer with such means as I have’; i.e., no longer with offerings— since none are at hand—but with heartfelt vows. Schol. “ὡς δυνάμεως ἔχω, λόγοις ἀξιοῦν, οὐ θύειν”.

1380 I read προπίπτω, as metre requires, not προπίτνω. The first syllable of “πίτνω” is never long. Thus, where ι^ is needed, Aesch. Pers. 588 has “προπίτνοντες”, and Soph. O. C. 1754προσπίτνομεν”: but, requiring ι_, Suppl. 63 writes “προπίπτουσα”.

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