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[54] οὐκ ἄν τοι χραίσμη: “will not help thee (A 28);” more definite than the opt. with “ἄν”, to be expected after “γνοίης κε”. See § 3 b. “ὅτε μιγείης” is stated as a mere conception of the mind.

κίθαρις: without the art., although the other nouns here have it. Achilles, also, had a cithara; he sang, however, not love-songs but “κλέα ἀνδρῶν, Ι” 189.

τά: these, thy; deictic like the following “” and “τό”. cf. the words of Nereus to Paris: nequiquam Veneris praesidio ferox | pectes caesariem grataque feminis | inbelli cithara carmina divides | ... heu serus adulteros | crines pulvere collines Hor. Carm. i. 15. 13 ff.

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