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[774] A closer definition of the preceding half-verse.

ἧχι: cf. 1.607.

συμβάλλετον: dual although but one subj. has preceded. This position of a dual or plural verb, between two sing. subjs., is called “σχῆμα Ἀλκμανικόν”. cf. “Κάστωρ τε πώλων ὠκέων δματῆρες, ἱππόται σοφοί, καὶ Πωλυδεύκης κυδρόςAlcman 2, “εἰ δέ κ᾽ Ἄρης ἄρχωσι μάχης Φοῖβος Ἀπόλλων γ” 138.

ἠδέ: for the ‘quantity’ of the last syllable, before “Σκ”, cf. 49; see § 41 iε”.

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