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οὐχ ἑκών, ἑκοῦσι δὲ: the omission of “μέν” is like that in Ph.971οὐκ εἶ κακὸς σύ, πρὸς κακῶν δ᾽ ἀνδρῶν μαθὼν κ.τ.λ.” Cp. Ant.276(the “φύλαξ”) “πάρειμι δ᾽ ἄκων” “οὐχ ἑκοῦσιν”. Here, too, perhaps, the conceit is meant to be a trait of homely humour.

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    • Sophocles, Antigone, 276
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