Asyndeton, since this is an illustration of the preceding principle. § 2 m.εἰ κτλ.: conditional only in form. “As I was then,” etc. Cf. “εἰ δὲ σὺ καρτερός ἐσσι κτι. Α 280, εἴ τις οὖν παράκλησις ἐν Χριστῷ, εἴ τι παραμύθιον ἀγαπῆς, εἴ τις κοινωνία πνεύματος ... πληρώσατέ μου τὴν χαράν” St. Paul, Ep. Philip. ii. 1.—“ἔα [ἦν]”: the quantity of the ultima is uncertain; it is treated as long before the verse-pause. cf. 5.887. νῦν αὖτε: but now. “αὖτε” in this use hardly differs from “αὐτάρ”. cf. 1.237. ὀπάζει: attends, like a companion, or even like a pursuing enemy. cf. “Θ 103. γῆρας” is personified.
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