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᾿Απολοφυράμενοι—the ὀλόφυρσις was part of the regular ceremony, and took place at the conclusion of the speech. [Lys.] Epitaph. end, ἀνάγκη τοῖς ἀρχαίοις ἔθεσι χρῆσθαι, καὶ θεραπεύοντας τὸν πάτριον νόμον ὀλοφύρεσθαι τοὺς θαπτομένους. The Menex. ends thus, τοὺς τετελευτηκότας ἀπολοφυράμενοι ἄπιτε, and [Demosth.] Epitaph. ἀποδυράμενοι ... ἄπιτε. ‘When you have finished (probably aor., as Sta. says, not ἀπο-, gives this force) your lamentation.’ προσήκει—sc. ἀπολοφυρεσθαι. ἀποχωρεῖτε—Intr. p. xxxii. There is no doubt about the reading because χωρεῖν was much less familiar to the copyists than ἰέναι, and the scholia sometimes explain the former by the latter.
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