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[267] τῷ Λαβδακείῳ παιδὶ a dat. following ζητῶν κ.τ.λ. as = τιμωρούμενος. For ΛαβδακείῳΠολυδώρου τε cp. Eur. Med. 404τοῖς Σισυφείοις τοῖς τ᾽ Ἰάσονος γάμοις”: for the adj., Hom. Od. 3.190Φιλοκτήτην Ποιάντιον [”= Ποίαντος] ἀγλαὸν υἱόν: Hdt. 7.105τοῖς Μασκαμείοισι ἐκγόνοισι”: Soph. Phil. 1131: Soph. Trach. 1219. Herodotus (Hdt. 5.59) saw in the temple of the Ismenian Apollo at Thebes an inscription which he assigns to the age of Laius: ταῦτα ἡλικίην ἂν εἴη κατὰ Λάϊον τὸν Λαβδάκου τοῦ Πολυδώρου τοῦ Κάδμου. Cadmus, in the myth, is the son of Agenor king of Phoenicia, whence Carthage is “Agenor's city” (Verg. Aen. 1.338): Polydorus, son of Cadmus and Harmonia, was king of Thebes.

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