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ἄρας, having taken up, as a burden to be borne. The midd. would be usual in this sense ( Eur. Ion199αἰρόμενος πόνους”): but the act. is also admissible, just as in Soph. Ph.706οὐ φορβὰν...αἴρων” (n.). So in Il.23. 736 we have the act. “ἀέθλια δ᾽ ἶσ᾽ ἀνελόντες” (‘having won like prizes’), but ib. 823 the midd., “ἀέθλια ἶσ᾽ ἀνελέσθαι”.

εἰς τό γ᾽ ὕστερον, Reiske's simple correction of εἰς τὸν ὕστερον, is much the best. “τὸν ὕστερον” cannot be defended by understanding “χρόνον”: the two passages in which “τὸν ἀεί” has been explained as “τὸν ἀεὶ χρόνον” are both corrupt ( O. C.1584, El.1075).—The redundancy of “τὸν λοιπὸν ἤδη” after “εἰς τό γ᾽ ὕστερον” is not greater than that in Ph.1103 ff. “ὃς ἤδη μετ᾽ οὐδενὸς ὕστερον” | “ἀνδρῶν εἰσοπίσω τάλας...ὀλοῦμαι”: where the text is certain. For other conjectures, see Appendix.— βίοτον εὐαίων̓: cp. O. T.518βίου...τοῦ μακραίωνος”.

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