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ἀμφιπλάκτων: the Doric form is clearly required in a strophe which contains “πελάταν, μοίρᾳ, θνατῶν, βιοτάν”. Cp. Ai. 597ἁλίπλακτος”, El. 484χαλκόπλακτος”. For the active sense, cp. O. T. 969 n. The “ἀμφίπλακτα ῥόθια” are those which beat around the rocky promontory near his cave (1455). Hesych. defines “ῥόθιον” as “κῦμα μετὰ ψόφου γινόμενον”: cp. Ant. 259 n.—The corrupt κλύζων in L (for “κλύων”), which violates both sense and metre, was taken by the schol. as=“κλυζόμενος”. (Buttmann strangely accepted this, comparing, for the gen., the Homeric “λούεσθαι...ποταμοῖο”.)

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