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ἡδοναῖς, a dat. of attendant circumstance, ‘amid’ them.

ἐξαίρει βίον, ‘uplifts its life’; a phrase suggested by the image of the plant shooting up (cp. Il.18. 56ἀνέδραμεν”, Od.6. 163ἔρνος ἀνερχόμενον”), but also implying, ‘exults in its life’: cp. Ai.1066μηδὲν δεινὸν ἐξάρῃς μένος.—ἕως” without “ἄν”, as Ph.764, O. C.77, Ai.555: but “ἕως ἄν” in Ph.1000, O. T.834, O. C.114, fr. 736. 5.

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