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εἴπερ Ἑρμοῦκ.τ.λ.”: for “Ἑρμῆς πέμπων”, the patron of “κήρυκες”, cp. Ph.133 n.

πομπεύω, absol., act as “πομπός”: τέχνην, cogn. acc., like “πομπήν”, which ‘the art of Hermes’ implies. βέβαιον, predicate, with the sureness of experience and good faith.

οὔ τι μὴ is more usual than οὔ τοι μὴ (L's re<*>ding), and seems slightly more suitable here. Yet note Ai.560οὔ τοι σ᾽ Ἀχαιῶν, ο<*>δα, μή τις ὑβρίσῃ”: O. C.176οὔ τοι μήποτέ ς᾿...ἄκοντά τις ἄξει.—ἔν σοι”, in thy case, in what concerns thee: Ai.1092ἐν θανοῦσιν ὑβριστής.—σφαλῶ γ̓”, trip, commit a fault: cp. 727.

τὸ μὴ οὐ: O. T.1232.

ἄγγος, a word applicable to ‘vessels’ of various kinds, here means a coffer or casket, the “ζύγαστρον” of 692. Similarly in Eur. Ion32ἄγγος” is the general term, defined by “ἀντίπηξ”, ‘cradle’ (19Eur. Ion, 1337 f.).

ὡς ἔχει: with the seal unbroken (614).

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