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Κεφαλλήν: cp. 263 f., n.

σοῦ with ἔχοιτο, cleave to thee, διαμπερὲς στέρνων, piercing thy breast (and not merely thy foot). “σοῦ”, not “σου”, is needed here, where there is a contrast between the actual sufferer and the man to whom he wishes the plague transferred. If we read σου, the chief emphasis would fall on “διαμπερὲς στέρνων”.

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