ᾗ, at the place where. The MS. ᾧ doubtless arose from “πέπλον”: it would mean, “ὃς περονίδα εἷχε μαστῶν προκειμένην”: but this is less natural. προὔκειτο μαστῶν: the “πέπλος” was fastened near the left shoulder by the “περονίς”, which is described as lying ‘in front of,’ i.e. ‘above,’ the (left) breast. It would not accord with Greek usage to imagine the brooch as placed at the centre of the bosom. Cp. Il.14. 180(of Hera's “ἑανὸς”) “χρυσείῃς δ᾽ ἐνετῇσι κατὰ στῆθος περονᾶτο”. O. T.1269 n. ἐκ δ᾽ ἐλώπισεν: for the tmesis, cp. Ant.1233“ἐκ δ᾽ ὁρμωμένου”: and ib. 427. “ἐκλωπίζω” (from “λώπη, λῶπος”, a covering) occurs only here. “ἐκλωπίσαι” has been conjectured in Pollux 7. 44 “ἀποδῦσαι καὶ ἀπολωπίσαι, ὡς Σοφοκλῆς”.
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