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The MS. μηδ᾽ ἄγαν οὕτω answers to λήγετε τοῦδ᾽ in 1722. The question is, Are we (1) to compress the former, or (2) to expand the latter? Dindorf and others prefer (1), and so eject οὕτω, reading μηδ᾽ ἔτ᾽ (or μηδὲν) ἄγαν,=“λήγετε τοῦδ᾽”. This view agrees with the metre, and is adopted by Heinrich Schmidt (see Metr. Analysis). If, on the other hand, οὕτω is kept here, then Hermann's λήγετ᾽ <ἤδη> τοῦδ᾽ is the simplest supplement in 1722. For Wecklein's conjecture λήγετ᾽ <αἰνοῦ> τοῦδ᾽ (Ars Soph. emendandi p. 81), it may be said that “νοῦ” might have dropped out before “τοῦ”: cp. Ai. 706αἰνὸν ἄχος”.


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