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[1498] τῶν ἴσων is poetically equivalent to τῶν αὐτῶν, i.e. τῆς αὐτῆς: it is like saying, “from a source which was even as that whence he sprang,” instead of, “from the same source whence he sprang.” Cp. 845 οὐ γὰρ γένοιτ᾽ ἂν εἶς γε τοῖς πολλοῖς ἴσος, and note.

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