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[1123] the old Attic form of the 1st pers., from ἔαHom. Il. 4.321, Hdt. 2.19): so the best MSS. in Plat. Phaedo 61b, etc. That Soph. used here and in the Niobe (fr. 409) γὰρ φίλη γὼ τῶνδε τοῦ προφερτέρου, is stated by the schol. on Hom. Il. 5.533 and on Hom. Od. 8.186. L has ἦν here and always, except in Soph. OC 973, 1366, where it gives . In Eur. Tro. 474 μὲν τύραννος κεἰς τύρανν᾽ ἐγημάμην” is Elmsley's corr. of ἦμεν τύραννοι κ.τ.λ. On the other hand Eur., at least, has ἦν in several places where is impossible: Eur. Hipp. 1012μάταιος ἆρ᾽ ἦν, οὐδαμοῦ μὲν οὖν φρενῶν”: Eur. Her. 1416ὡς ἐς τὸ λῆμα παντὸς ἦν ἥσσων ἀνήρ”: Eur. Alc. 655παῖς δ᾽ ἦν ἐγώ σοι τῶνδε διάδοχος δόμων”: Eur. Ion 280βρέφος νεογνὸν μητρὸς ἦν ἐν ἀγκάλαις. —οἴκοι τραφείς, and so more in the confidence of the master: cp. schol. Aristoph. Kn. 2 (on Παφλάγονα τὸν νεώνητον), πεφύκαμεν γὰρ καὶ τῶν οἰκετῶν μᾶλλον πιστεύειν τοῖς οἴκοι γεννηθεῖσι καὶ τραφεῖσιν οις ἃν κτησώμεθα πριάμενοι. Such vernae were called οἰκογενεῖςPlat. Meno 82b: Dio Chrys. 15.25τοὺς παρὰ σφίσι γεννηθέντας οὓς οἰκογενεῖς καλοῦσι), οἰκοτραφεῖς” (Pollux 3.78), ἐνδογενεῖς (oft. in inscriptions, as C. I. G. 1.828), or “οἰκότριβεςDem. 13.24, Hesych. 2.766.

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