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αὐθαίρετον. Heinrich Schmidt keeps this reading (Compositionslehre lxxx), which is not metrically irreconcileable with 512 “ὅμως δ᾽ ἔραμαι πυθέσθαι” (see Metrical Analysis). It is possible, indeed, that “αὐθαίρετον” is, as Hermann thought, corrupt: but no probable correction of it has been suggested. We cannot regard as such “ἐθελητόν” (not found), “ἐθελημόν” (used in masc. by Hes.), or “ἐθέλημον” (used in masc. by Plut.): “ἑκὸν ἔργον”: or “πρόδηλον”. Note, on the other hand, O. T. 1231αὐθαίρετοι” (“πημοναί”).


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