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συλλαβὼν, taking them with thee,—a colloquial phrase, bitter here: cp. Ph. 577ἔκπλει σεαυτὸν συλλαβών”: sometimes playful, as in Aristoph. Av. 1469ἀπίωμεν...συλλαβόντες τὰ πτερά”: see on O. T. 971.

καλοῦμαι. The midd. (rare in Attic except as a law-term, to cite one before a court, Aristoph. Nub. 1221) is fitting here, since the “Ἀραί” are his creatures, and do his work.

ἐμφυλίου, stronger than “πατρῴας”, and suggestive of the unnatural strife: cp. Ant. 1263κτανόντας τε καὶ θανόντας βλέποντες ἐμφυλίους”.

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