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[451] τὸν Λαΐειον cp. 267.

ξένος μέτοικος a foreign sojourner: ξένος, because Oed. was reputed a Corinthian. In poetry μέτοικος is simply one who comes to dwell with others: it has not the full technical sense which belonged to it at Athens, a resident alien: hence the addition of ξένος was necessary. Cp. Soph. OC 934μέτοικος τῆσδε γῆς”: Soph. Ant. 868πρὸς οὓς” (to the dead) ἅδ᾽ ἐγὼ μέτοικος ἔρχομαι.

εἶτα δὲ opp. to νῦν μέν, implied in ἐνθάδε. —ἐγγενὴς, “native,” as γεννητός is opp. to ποιητός (adoptivus).

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