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Ἁγησιχ[ό]ρ[α] πάρ’ αὐτεῖ,
Ἀγιδοῖ …. αρμένει
θωστήρ[ιά τ’] ἅμ’ ἐπαινεῖ
The appearance of the adjective καλλίσφυρος contributes to the mystery. It is the only adjective describing Hagesichora in the poem, and its significance is all but clear. The word appears nowhere else in extant lyric poetry. Why is Hagesichora at this dramatic moment καλλίσφυρος? What importance does the adjective have for its context? Does its use reflect a specific intention, or is it necessary to accept it as lacking any independent meaning in the poem?
If a word has no apparent significance for its context, if its use seems to make no sense, this can only be, Parry argues, because it has no specific meaning at all.