Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 4.1885-1886

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be certain in the pentameter, cxxiv (Pherae Mac), but for the
alternative of KaA.(A)ta 2a[ore'A.eus], with synizesis. EvaJirflSns ro'Se
pv\r^pa is a conjecture of RohPs in lx (Chios v) : it is certain that

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only two letters are gone, the inscription being written o-rot^SoV.
navTaprjs, cxxxi (Olymp. Gela vi), is normal. We have Ti/xdp^?

and Tijuupeos, Anth. Pal. vii, 652. Hei'/rdpeos in 181 can be read with

2 3

synizesis. These and most names in -dp^s are West-Greek forms
of -rip-q^, and have nothing to do with 'Ap^s- Compare the pairs

Ap.iftdpr]'; 'A/Acfniprjs, Eidp^s Evr'/prji, ©v/xaprji ®vp.ijprj<;. Aa^apr)';

in a very late inscription, Kaibel 470, in which the quantities are
generally jumbled, cannot count for much, and may anyhow belong
to another group.

The succession www was the difficulty in other cases. One of
the shorts, oftenest the first, had to be made long :

®pa.o-vfjt.axov ttolSc;, 1089 a RM (Olymp. Mclos vi-v).
1 2 3

rtoAwofas, 181 a add. (Core, vi), on pattern of Homeric
i 2

IIoiAuSa/xas, etc.
UvvTay6pa<;, pentam., 846 (Argos iv).]

©eo^Jt'Ar; ov-n-OTt Aij<7«, 60 (Att. iv-ii).2

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IIoA.[ij]i8os, 221 (Amorg. iv-iii) ;

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as in Homer, while Sophocles said IIoAviSos. Not IIoAijeiSos, as
some ancient Homeric critics wrote, and Christ has lately printed.'1
Still it is possible that the long vowel is here original.

AIoyeV>7[s]. 760 (Att. v), AtoyeV^s. pent., 852 (Att. ii), Aio'ycyes, 519

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(Thessalon. Mac), also on Homeric model. The actual quantity

1 Cp. TlviTayopriv, Anth. Pal. vii, 374.

2 This belongs with aioKov "bipiv in Homer, <pi\6oi><pov in Aristophanes (Eccl.
571), etc., in which, it is thought, the aspirate was made to do duty for a double
consonant. G. Meyer, Griech. Gramnp? p. 212.

3 Uo\mdos, CIG. 3053 = Cauer'2 n. 129.

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