ἰώ μοί μοι δύστηνος. Dindorf deletes “δύστηνος”, because “ἰώ μοι μοί” is a frequent prelude to the entrance of an actor who laments (e.g. Ai. 333, Ai. 893, Ai. 974). But why should we assume that this formula was invariable? An adj. is often added to such interjections; Ant. 850“ἰὼ δύστανος”: O. C. 876“ἰὼ τάλας”: O. T. 1307“αἰαῖ, φεῦ φεῦ, δύστανος”.
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