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[251] τάχα. Compare Lehrs, Aristarch. p. 92 “τάχα nunquam significat fortasse, sed ubique temporis adverbium est.” Schol. V. ad locum “αὕτη λέξις οὐ τίθεται παρὰ τῷ ποιητῇ διστατικῶς, ὡς ἐν τῇ συνηθείᾳ, ἄλλ᾽ ἑκάστοτε ἀντὶ τοῦ ταχέως”. In such a phrase as “οὐ γάρ κέν με τάχ᾽ ἄλλος ἀνὴρ παρέπεισεν Ἀχαιῶν Il.23. 606(where “οὐ τάχα”, ‘not soon,’ is really equivalent to Lat. aegre, haud facile), it is easy to see how the idea of ‘likely enough,’ ‘peradventure,’ supervened. So Il.1. 205ᾗς ὑπεροπλίῃσι τάχ᾽ ἄν ποτε θυμὸν ὀλέσσῃ” = haud diu aberit tempus cum quondam sua eum perdet superbia. Similarly, in Od.2. 76εἴ χ᾽ ὑμεῖς γε φάγοιτε τάχ᾽ ἄν ποτε καὶ τίσις εἴη” = ‘it would not be long before recompense was made.’ But, says Lehrs, ‘“ex Hesiodeis iam novimusδὶς μὲν γὰρ καὶ τρὶς τάχα” (fortasse) “τεύξεαι”’ Opp. 399.

Notice με καὶ αὐτόν, equivalent to “καὶ ἐμαυτόν”, ‘even me myself.’

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