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ζῶντ᾽ τεθνηκότ̓: a way of saying, ‘I cannot tell whether his life will last so long.’ The change to “ζῶντ᾽ ἔτ᾽ ὄψεσθ̓” would weaken the verse.—Cp. 235.

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