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οὐ δῆτ᾽ ἔγωγ̓, ἀλλ̓: the same formula as in O. T.1161, Ph.735.

ὧν ἔχω (“κακῶν”) παιώνιον refers more especially to bodily sufferings; while ἰατῆρα τῶν ἐμῶν κακῶν is rather, ‘physician of my woes’ generally. After “ὧν ἔχω, τῶν ἐμῶν” is awkward; but it is partly excused (1) by the slight pause which might follow “παιώνιον”, and (2) by the emphasis on “ἰατῆρα”. It might, indeed, be suggested that “κακῶν” belongs to “τῶν ἐμῶν” only, while “ὧν ἔχω” should be taken separately, ‘what I suffer’: this, however, is less natural. Hermann's emendation, ὡς ἔχω (‘considering my state’), is possible, but slightly weak.

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