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φίλοι. Εurip. Suppl. 649. παρών γάρ τους απόντας φύφρανείς. All the MSS. read τους παρόντας. Ιon. 1553. Μη φεύγετ'. ου γαρ πολεμίαν με λεύσσετε. So we venture to read on conjecture. The common reading is des Psúγετε. Herc. 548. Κόσμος δε πέπλων τις όδε νερτέροις πρέπων ; The old editions read νερτέροις πίπλων. In a passage from an ancient grammarian quoted by Mr. Gaisford in the work before us, (part 1, p.75,) we find the following words, Οι δε Ταραντίνοι άποικοί είσι των Ταραντίνων. The last word, as Mr. Gaisford dbserves, is a slip of the pen for Λακεδαιμονίων.
V. 382. Τις αδικεί σε και του κέχρησαι; λέκτρ' ερας χρηστα λαβείν. Mr. Gaisford has received into the text the emendation of Heath, λέκτρα χρήστ’ ερας λαβείν. We feel no doubt that the poet wrote, λέκτρ' ερας χρηστης λαβείν. So Fragm. Inc. 157. Ο μεν γαρ άλλης λέκτρόν ιμιίρει λαβεϊν. Γυναικός is understood in both verses.
V. 662. Πού τους Φρύγας λέγουσιν ωκίσθαι, πάτερ. Read που γης without the article.
V. 796. Ως έτυχε Λήδ' όρνιθε πταμένω. Perhaps, “Ως έτεκε Λήδα σ' όρνιθε πταμένω (or πετομένω). See the notes on this passage.
V. 1144. Ιδού, σιωπώ. το γαρ αναίσχυντόν με δεί, Ψευδή λέγοντα, προσλαβεϊν τη ξυμφορα. Read interrogatively, το γαρ αναίσχυντον τί δεϊ. Why should I add falsehood to my other evils ?
V. 1359. ΑΧ. Εισορας τεύχη φέροντας τούσδ'; ΚΛ. όναιο των φρενών ΑΧ. 'Αλλ' όνησόμεσθα. ΚΛ. παίς άρ' ουκέτι σφαγήσεται; We read without hesitation, 'Αλλ' ονήσομεν σέ.
IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS.
V. 400. Και δονακόχλοα λιπόντες Ευρώτα». Analogy seems to require that we should read δονακόχλοον.
V. 650. "Αζηλα τους φίλοισι, θνησκόντων φίλων. Read, "Αζηλα τάδε φίλοισι. V.720. After all, the true reading appears to be, καίπερ εγγύς ιστώτος pórov. If this reading had occurred to us earlier, we might have spared our long remark on this passage. In the quotation from Aristophanes, we now suspect deouévw to be the accusative.
V. 938. We now prefer, Τι χρήμα δράσαι. So Ion. 1347. ΠΥ. 'Ενθύμιόν μοι τόδε τίθησι Λοξίας. ΙΩ. Τι χρήμα δράσεις, λέγε. πέραινε σoυς λόγους. Here δράσαι, which is proposed by Musgrave, is absolutely necessary.
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