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1259-1263

As Hyllus spoke the last two verses, he gave a sign to the bearers (964) to come forward and resume their places beside the litter. These five anapaestic lines are spoken by Heracles while that order is being obeyed. Then the words of Hyllus, “αἴρετ̓, ὀπαδοί” (1264), mark that the procession is about to move.

ἄγε νυν. Either “νυν” or “νυν” would be fitting here, but the former is better: it refers to the consent of Hyllus. The scholiast read “νυν” (“ἄγε οὖν”).


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