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τῆς θέας: for the gen., cp. O. T.885Δίκας ἀφόβητος.—ὅδ̓”, after ὅστις, as in Ant.463 f. The drawback to δ̓ here is that it would be unduly emphatic: see Ph.87, Appendix.

24 f. These two verses are plainly genuine. It is idle to condemn them merely because they are not indispensable. Nauck, who spares v. 24, rejects v. 25 because Deianeira ought to speak of her fate as depending ‘on the issue of the combat, not on her beauty.’ As if her beauty was not the cause of the combat. It might as well be objected to v. 465, “τὸ κάλλος αὐτῆς τὸν βίον διώλεσεν”, that Iolè was the victim of war.

ἐξεύροι: cp. Ph.287γαστρὶ μὲν τὰ σύμφορα” | “τόξον τόδ᾽ ἐξηύρισκε”.

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