ἢ Λαβδακίδαις ἢ τῷ Πολύβου A quarrel might have originated with either house. This is what the disjunctive statement marks: since ἔκειτο, “had been made,” implies “had been provoked.” But we see the same Greek tendency as in the use of τε καί where καί alone would be more natural: Aesch. PB 927 “τό τ᾽ ἄρχειν καὶ τὸ δουλεύειν δίχα” : cp. Hor. Ep. 1.2.12 Inter Hectora Priamiden animosum atque inter Achillen.
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