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ἐᾶτέ μ̓, ἐᾶτεεὐνᾶσθαι. A restoration of this corrupt passage turns chiefly on the following points. (1) The corresponding verses of the antistrophe (1016 f.) may be taken as showing the true metre. (2) L's variant for εὐνᾶσαι in 1005, viz. ὕστατον, may therefore be received. εὐνάσαι (“α^”), from “εὐνάζω” is impossible, since, like “εὐνᾶσαι” (“εὐνάω”), it could only be transitive. (3) In 1006 the MS. δύστανον is clearly wrong; it may have been either a gloss on δύσμορον, or a corruption of ὕστατον. (4) Hermann's reading in 1006, ἐᾶθ᾽ ὕστατον εὐνᾶσθαι, is strongly confirmed by the metrical correspondence with 1017, μολὼν τοῦ στυγεροῦ; φεῦ φεῦ,—a verse of undoubted soundness.

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