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ἀδελφὰτούτοισιν: but Ant. 192ἀδελφὰ τῶνδε”. The dat. occurs elsewhere (as Plat. Tim. 67E), but the gen. is much commoner.

φορεῖ is taken by some as “"obtains by begging"”; but a conjecture to that effect would be hardly in place. Obviously it means simply “"carries,"” and alludes to a wallet (“πήρα”) carried by Oed., for the reception of the “σπανιστὰ δωρήματα” (4). This was a part of the conventional outfit for the wandering beggar ; so, when Athena turned Odysseus into that guise, she gave him “σκῆπτρον καὶ ἀεικέα πήρην,
πυκνὰ ῥωγαλέην: ἐν δὲ στρόφος ἦεν ἀορτήρ

”: “"a staff, and a mean, much-tattered wallet; and therewith was a cord to hang it"” (Od. 13.437).

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    • Homer, Odyssey, 13.437
    • Plato, Timaeus, 67e
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 192
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