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[105] ἐπὴν δαΐδας παραθεῖτο, ‘when she had had lights set at her side.’ “παραθεῖτο” is the optative of recurring action. Although the use of “ἐπήν” with the optative is not found in Attic Greek, yet it is supported here by a large preponderance of MSS. We may compare too Il.24. 227ἐπὴν γόου ἐξ ἔρον εἵην”, Hesiod, Opp. et D. 133ἀλλ̓᾽ ὅτ᾽ ἂν ἡβήσειε” , where however editors have altered the MS. reading to “ἀλλ᾽ ὁπότ᾽” or “ἀλλ᾽ ὅτ᾽ ἄῤ”.

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    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 133
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