τροφῆς ἄοκνον: any adj. compounded with a privativum can take a genitive; and here the gen. is the more natural since “ἅοκνος” suggests the notion of “ἀφειδής.” ἔμπα: this form occurs in Pind. N. 4. 36, and Callim. Epigr. 13 (“καί σφιν ἀνιηρὸν μὲν ἐρεῖς ἔπος, ἔμπα δὲ λέξον”). A Doric form “ἔμπα_ν” is used by Pind. P. 5. 51.In 122 and 1338, as in Soph. Ant. 845, we have “ἔμπας”. (The form “ἔμπακ̓”, once read here, was a mere blunder: see cr. n.)— κεἰ stands here (as in 692 and 962) where “εἰ καί” would be normal, since the reference is to an actual fact: cp. Soph. O. T.appendix on v. 305, p. 224.
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