πολιᾶς, not “πολιοῦ”, since the words “πόντου θινὸς” form a single notion: Ant. 794 n. The gen. goes with ἐφημένος: cp. Pind. N. 4. 67“τᾶς...ἐφεζόμενοι”: Ap. Rhod. 3. 1000 f. “νηὸς...ἐφεζομένη”. Some take the gen. as partitive, after που: but the latter clearly means here, ‘I ween’: cp. Ai. 382“ἦ που πολὺν γέλωθ᾽ ὑφ᾽ ἡδονῆς ἄγεις”. 1125 *“ἐγγελᾷ” is my emendation of γελᾷ μου. The antistrophic verse (1148 “χῶρος οὐρεσιβώτας”) shows the true metre; and a substitution of ˘¯¯ for ¯˘¯ is impossible here. If, on the other hand, the ἐγ of ἐγγελᾷ had been accidentally lost, the insertion of μου is just such an expedient as might have occurred to a post-classical corrector. There is no classical example of a gen. after the simple “γελᾶν”, though Lucian has that construction ( Dem. Enc. 16“γελᾶν ἔπεισί μοι τοῦ τὰς ὀφρῦς συνάγοντος”).
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