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[421] The length of the “υ” of ἀχλύς in thesi before the diaeresis is one of many indications that this is the original quantity of the feminine termination in substantives (H. G. § 116. 3-4, and cf. notes on 10.292, 11.36). But the variant “κέχυτο χλόος” is worth consideration; it is found in good MSS., it gives better rhythm, and the fact that Ap. Rhod. thrice uses “χλόος” in the sense of pallor makes it likely that he read it here ( iv. 1279χύτο δὲ χλόος ἀμφὶ παρειάς” ). There is however no independent instance of it at any early date, and the eyes are hardly the seat of pallor.

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