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ἀτάρβητα, neut. pl. as adverb. I keep this, the reading of the MSS., as Wecklein and Bellermann do. Dindorf strikes out ὧδ̓ (unwarrantably), and writes ἀτάρβητος. In an epode, the strophic test is absent, and the logaoedic metre admits of Dindorf's reading. There is, however, a point in favour of ἀτάρβητα which deserves to be noted; viz., that the adverbial neut. pl., though it has no special relation to verbs of motion, is, in fact, very often joined with such verbs; and that the phrase ἀτάρβητα ὁρμᾶται is therefore thoroughly consonant with poetical usage. See (e.g.) O. T. 883ὑπέροπτα πορεύεται”: O. C. 1695οὔτοι κατάμεμπτ᾽ ἔβητον”: Il. 17. 75ἀκίχητα διώκων ἵππους”: Pind. O. 7. 45βαίνει..ἀτέκμαρτα”: Soph. Ph. 1740ἀπαρθένευτ᾽ ἀλωμένα”: Eur. Bacch. 435οὐδ᾽ ἄκρανθ᾽ ὡρμήσαμεν”. For the hiatus at the end of the verse, cp. 425χθονὸς μολόντ᾽ ἀπὸ Ἑλλανίδος”.

εὐανέμοις, with α^ (not α_, as if Doric for “εὐηνέμοις”): so probably in fr. 342 “εὐανέμου λίμνας”. Cp. Od. 19. 432πτύχας ἠνεμοέσσας.

βάσσαις: O. C. 673χλωραῖς ὑπὸ βάσσαις” (n.): Il. 21. 449Ἴδης ἐν κνημοῖσι πολυπτύχου ὑληέσσης”.

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    • Sophocles, Ajax, 425
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