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θεόν: “θεάν” (M) in one syllable is perhaps not impossible; “θεῶν” and “θεᾶς” are common in synizesi in Hesiod and Tragedy; Rzach Dialekt des H. 375. Smyth (Ionic § 28) quotes synizesis in “σάκεα, στήθεα, βέλεα” etc. But the metre practically requires “θεόν”, and Voss's correction is confirmed by h. xiii.1, where M again has “θεάν”, while the other MSS. give “θεόν”.


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