οἱ τοῦ πατρὸς τῷ πατρί blends two forms of antithesis,—(1) “οἱ παῖδες τῷ πατρί”, and (2) “οἱ τοῦ Οἰδίποδος τῷ Οἰδίποδι”. The gen. of “"origin,"” “τοῦ πατρός”, really a possessive gen., comes in with peculiar force here, as suggesting that the sons belong to the sire. For “πα^τρὸς...πα_τρί” cp. 883, Ph. 296 “ἀλλ᾽ ἐν πέτροισι πέτρον”, Ant. 1310 n. τὸ δρᾶν, on 47.
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