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Fr. 51

   οὕνεκεν οἰκτείρειν οἶδε μόνη πολίων 

Fr. 51 Harder (= 51 Pf.) Σ L R M S.OC 258

Only one line of this aition survives, praising Athens for her mercy. It is said to have come from the end of book 2.

Fr. 51

οἰκτείρω: feel pity for, have pity upon

Fr. 51

since it is the only one of cities which knows how to pity . . .

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Susan Stephens, Callimachus: Aetia. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-947822-07-8.https://dcc.dickinson.edu/callimachus-aetia/untitled-51