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τέως, ‘meanwhile,’ referring to the limit of time marked by v. 556. So in Od. 15. 127, “τῆος δὲ φίλῃ παρὰ μητρὶ κείσθω”, the ref. is to the limit marked by “ἐς γάμου ὥρην” just before. And ib. 230 “εἰς ἐνιαυτὸν εἶχε βίῃ: δὲ τῆος...δέδετο”. Other usages of “τέως” are: (1) when it answers to “ἕως”: Ar. Pax 32τέως ἕως λάθοις σαυτὸν διαρραγείς”: and (2) when it means, ‘for a time’ (or, ‘hitherto’), and is followed by a clause with “δέ” or “ἀλλά”: Her. 1. 82τέως μὲν δὴ..τέλος δέ κ.τ.λ.

κούφοις πνεύμασιν, light airs, gentle breezes, such as nourish young plants. Lobeck quotes Dion Chrysostomus or. 12 p. 202 B “τρεφόμενοι τῇ διηνεκεῖ τοῦ” “πνεύματος ἐπιρροῇ ἀέρα ὑγρὸν ἕλκοντες ὥσπερ νήπιοι παῖδες”. Pliny H. N. 18. 34 Zephyrum dicit in plantas nutricium exercere. Lucian Bix accus. § 1 “τοὺς ἀνέμους φυτουργοῦντας”. We might add Catull. 62. 39 ut flos.. | Quem mulcent aurae, firmat sol, educat imber.

νέαν ψυχὴν ἀτάλλων. Cp. Tr. 144τὸ γὰρ νεάζον ἐν τοιοῖσδε βόσκεται χώροισιν αὑτοῦ” etc. (n.). The word “ἀτάλλω” (which in Il. 13. 27 means ‘to gambol’) bears the sense of ‘cherishing’ in Hom. epigr. 4. 2 “νήπιον αἰδοίης ἐπὶ γούνασι μητρὸς ἀτάλλων”, and Pind. fr. 214 “γλυκεῖά οἱ καρδίαν ἀτάλλοισα”... | “ἐλπίς”. The Homeric form in this sense is “ἀτιτάλλω”, Hom. Od. 18. 323παῖδα δὲ ὣς ἀτίταλλε”.

The word “ἀτάλλω” may have been suggested to Sophocles by a trait in the scene between Hector and Andromachè: Il. 6. 400παῖδ᾽ ἐπὶ κόλπῳ ἔχουσ᾽ ἀταλάφρονα, νήπιον αὔτως”.

χαρμονήν might be acc. in appos. with “ψυχὴν” only; but is better taken as acc. in appos. with the whole sentence (see on El. 130ἥκετ᾽ ἐμῶν καμάτων παραμύθιον”).—The conjecture χαρμονή is no gain.

560 It is strange that exception should have been taken to the parenthetic οἶδα, which is not rare; cp. 938, O. C. 1615, El.|354.

οὔτοιμή: cp. 83, 421.

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