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ξυντομώτατον (neut. as adv.) is the best correction of the MS. “ξυντομωτάτως”. A few such forms in “-ως” have MS. authority in good writers, though they are mostly comparatives, as “βεβαιοτέρως, ἐρρωμενεστέρως” (Isocr.), “καλλιόνως, σαφεστέρως”, etc. In Eur. Suppl. 967γηράσκω δυστηνότατος οὔτ᾽” is corrected by Reiske to “δυστηνοτάτως”, which metre commends: but this is an almost isolated example. There is thus a strong presump tion in favour of the ordinary form where, as here, it can easily be restored.—Wecklein reads “ξυντομωτάτων”: “"I would hit on the briefest mode of speech."”—Cp.

μὲν τάχιστος τῶν λόγων εἰπεῖν τε καὶ
μαθεῖν, τέθνηκε θεῖον Ἰοκάστης κάρα.

λέξαςὀλωλότα: cp. O. T. 463εἶπε... τελέσαντα”, n.

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    • Euripides, Suppliants, 967
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