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ἀγνοία: ignorance, on the part of Philoctetes, as to the real quality of the “σκοπός”. Disyllables in “οια” (as “Τροία”) have final “α_”, but longer words have “α^”. Other exceptions are: Tr. 350ἀγνοία μ᾽ ἔχει”: fr. 521 “ἁνοία τρέφει”: fr. 748 “παλιρροία βυθοῦ”: Aesch. Theb. 402ἁνοία τινί” (Blomf. “ἐννοίᾳ”): Eur. Andr. 520καὶ γὰρ ἀνοία” | “μεγάλη” (in anapaests): Ar. fr. 29 “ παρανοία καὶ ἀναιδεία” (do.).— προσῇ, may be an attendant circumstance, i.e., may aid our plan: cp. Soph. Ant. 1251 τ᾽ ἄγαν σιγὴ βαρὺ” | “δοκεῖ προσεῖναι”, n. — The reading ἀγνοίᾳ is certainly wrong: the sense would then be, ‘that he (the “σκοπός”) may be added to your company without suspicion’ (dat. of circumstance): it could not be, as Musgrave took it, ‘that thou mayest approach the man without seeming to know him’ (“προσῇ” being then 2nd pers. subj. aor. midd. of “προσίημι”).

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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 402
    • Euripides, Andromache, 520
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1251
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 350
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