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λέγοντας. For the accusative after the dative ἐπιχειροῦσι cf. Euthyph. 5 A, Crito 51 D. Before λέγοντας Ξ^{1} (with a few other MSS) adds ἄν, as if εἰ λοιδοροῖεν should be understood (cf. II 380 C); but we should supply not λοιδοροῖεν, but εἰ λοιδοροῦσι (Schneider).

τοῦδε τοῦ ἔπους κτλ. The singular ἔπος is sometimes used of more than one verse, e.g. Hdt. VII 143. The lines are addressed by the shade of Achilles to Odysseus: Od. XI 489—491. On the omission of μὴ βίοτος πολὺς εἴη see Introd. § 5.

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