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σπέρματ̓: for the plur. cp. 600. The v.l. σπέρμα τἀνδρὸς might be defended by Tr. 1147κάλει τὸ πᾶν μοι σπέρμα σῶν ὁμαιμόνων” (cp. ib. 304); but the sing., when it refers to more than one person, is usu. rather "race," like “σπέρμα ΠελοπιδῶνAesch. Cho. 503. Cp. 330.

ἐμαὶ δ᾽. When different relationships of the same person are expressed, the second is introduced by δέ, without a preceding μέν: Aesch. Pers. 151μήτηρ βασιλέως, βασίλεια δ᾽ ἐμήEur. Med. 970πατρὸς νέαν γυναῖκα, δεσπότιν δ᾽ ἐμήν”: Her. 7.10πατρὶ τῷ σῷ, ἀδελφεῷ δὲ ἐμῷ”: 8. 54Ἀθηναίων τοὺς φυγάδας, ἑωυτῷ δὲ ἑπομένους”.

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.10
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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 330
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