ἧκέ μοι γένει, it devolved on me by kinship. Cp. Eur. Alc. 291 “καλῶς μὲν αὐτοῖς κατθανεῖν ἧκον βίου” (acc. absol.), when they had reached a time of life mature for dying. The personal constr. occurs in Eur. Her. 213 “γένους μὲν ἥκεις ὧδε τοῖσδε”, thou art related to them in this degree. In such examples “ἥκει, ἥκω” cannot properly be regarded as mere substitutes for “προσήκει, προσήκω.” γένει (caus. dat.): cp. O. T. 1016 “ἦν σοι Πόλυβος οὐδὲν ἐν γένει”. Bergk's “ἦκ᾽ ἔμοιγ᾽ ἑνί” is unnecessary.
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