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[165] The reading of M is intelligible as far as it goes, but necessitates a lacuna to contain a verb (as Martin and Barnes proposed); that of the other MSS. will not construe. The probability is very great that the manuscript text is a direct corruption from a reading the same as the Thucydidean. “ἀλλ᾽ ἄγε, ἄγεθ̓”, etc. are liable to corruption; cf. h. Dem. 490, and “λητώ” (through “λητοῖ”) is not, for an ancient error, far from “-λήκοι”. So Dion. Perieget. 447 “ἀλλ᾽ μὲν ἱλήκοι”; the second person is common. Ἀπόλλων Ἀρτέμιδι Ξύν=Od. 15.410. The cults of the two deities were closely connected at Delos, as at many other places; their temples were side by side, and they had common offerings. Farnell (Cults ii. p. 465 f.) thinks that it was from Delos that the idea of the close relation between Artemis and Apollo was diffused. References in Farnell, Cults ii. p. 577, Pauly-Wissowa 33. For their common cult at Delphi see on xxvii. 13 f.

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