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ἰὼ ἰὼ Παιάν: the refrain (“ἐφύμνιον”) of the paean: the whole Chorus would strike in here (cp. n. on 205—224). Dindorf adds a second “Παιάν”, on the assumption that the verse is an iambic dimeter, comparing Ar. Ach.1212, where the MSS. have “ἰὼ ἰὼ Παιὰν Παιάν” (Metra Aeschyli 1. etc., p. 119). But the MS. reading is kept by most critics, including W. Christ (Metrik, § 443).

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