τετίμηνται: for the pf., expressing fixed repute, cp. on 186, 1004: Thuc. 2.45 “φθόνος γὰρ τοῖς ζῶσι πρὸς τὸ ἀντίπαλον, τὸ δὲ μὴ ἐμποδὼν ἀνανταγωνίστῳ εὐνοίᾳ τετίμηται”, is in permanent honour. δορί: see on 620. This was the ordinary form, i.e. the form used in prose, as by Thuc. In the iambic verse of tragedy it is only once necessary ( Eur. Hec. 5 “κίνδυνος ἔσχε δορὶ πεσεῖν Ἑλληνικῷ”). In lyrics it was freely used by Aesch. and Eur. But neither the iambics nor the lyrics of Soph. anywhere require it, while they thrice require δόρει. The question, then, is: Are we to assume that Soph. never used δορί? As the MSS. give that form even where δόρει is necessary, their evidence is indecisive. On general grounds it is more probable that Soph. should have admitted both forms. This was Hermann's view; among recent editors, Bellermann supports it.
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