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... κατ᾽ ἔμον στάλαγμον,
τὸν δ᾽ ἐπιπλάζοντεσ ἄμοι φέροιεν
     καὶ μελεδώναισ. [transcription]

From my distress: let buffeting winds bear it and all care away.

From the "Etymologicum Magnum" to show the Aeolic use of ζ [transcription] in place of σσ [transcription] . Bergk conjectures ἄμοι [transcription] for ἄνεμοι [transcription] , "winds". The fragment is tantilizingly incomplete, as so many others are, and the reading of one or two words in not certain.

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