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[234] αὐτός: in h. Aphr. 151 (“ἑκηβόλος αὐτὸς Ἀπόλλων”) “αὐτός” is forcible, “Apollo's self.” Here the word has been suspected, as the emphasis is not clear. Baumeister rightly gave up his idea that the meaning was “in his own person”; Apollo had not assumed another form. Possibly the antithesis is in “ἄντρον ἐς ἠερόεν”: the bright Far-darter went into the dim cave. More probably the writer uses “αὐτὸς Ἀπόλλων” as a fixed formula, “great Apollo,” without antithesis; cf. Il. 1.47 with Leaf's note, and h. Apoll. 181; so 406 infra, Mosch.iv. 13.In any case “αὐτός” is sound; Baumeister's criticism ““αὐτόςsaepe turbas fecit” is not justified by h. Dem. 371, h. vii.22, where it needs no emendation.

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