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This verse is corrupt in the MSS., but two things seem clear: (1) there is no reason to suspect προσδέρκου: (2) the singular λεῦσσε must be restored, and placed after προσδέρκου. The antistrophic verse (153) is “ἀλλ᾽ οὐ μὰν ἔν γ᾽ ἐμοί”. A long syllable is then wanted to complete the verse προσδέρκου, λεῦσσε. Hermann's νιν has been generally adopted. But λεῦσσε νιν could only mean "see him": not, "look for him": λεύσσειν τινά could not stand for ζητεῖν τινα. The MS. αὐτὸν was prob. a gloss which came in after προσδέρκου and λεῦσσε had been transposed; and the plur. λεύσσετε may have arisen from λεῦσσε δή. In 135 ὅν is governed by γνῶναι, not by λεύσσων: and in Aesch. Eum. 255ὅρα, ὅρα μάλ᾽ αὖ, λεῦσσέ τε πάντα” (v.l.παντᾶ”), the sense is, "scan all the ground." Cp. Ai. 890 ("'tis cruel," the Chorus say, baffled in their quest) “αμενηνὸν ἄνδρα μὴ λεύσσειν ὅπου”.

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