θάλλοντ᾽ ἔτ̓ is Reiske's certain correction of “θάλλοντά τ̓”. Hermann, retaining the latter, followed Triclinius in taking βίῳ as=“ἐν βίῳ ὄντα”, ‘alive,’ which is clearly untenable; as is also the conjecture “βιοῦν”.—Cp. Tr. 235“καὶ ζῶντα καὶ θάλλοντα” (n.).
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