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[470] στεροπαῖς The oracular Apollo is Διὸς προφήτης. As punisher of the crime which the oracle denounced, he is here armed with his father's lightnings, not merely with his own arrow (205).

γενέτας, one concerned with γένος, either passively, = “son,” as here (cp. “γηγενέτᾳEur. Phoen. 128), or actively, = “father.” Eur. has both senses. Cp. γαμβρός, sonin-law, brother-in-law, or father-in-law: and so κηδεστής or πενθερός could have any one of these three senses.

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