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ἀλλ᾽ ἐπί μοι, sc.ἐστί”. Cp. Ph.806τἀπὶ σοὶ στένων κακά” (the ills which lie upon thee).

ἄπλετον=“ἄπειρον”, ‘immense’; a word of doubtful origin, sometimes connected with the root of “πλέως”, as meaning (1) ‘which cannot be filled’; or (2) ‘what exceeds measure,’ a sense which Lobeck sought through “πλέθρον”. The word occurs in Attic prose.—If no stop is placed after ἄπλετον, then “βάρος ἄπλετον” becomes an acc. of the ‘inner object’ with ἐμμέμονε: ‘is wild with an infinite weight of woe.’ But ἐπί is then very awkward, whether we assume tmesis, or still join it with μοι.

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