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διπλοῦν ἔπος, a two-fold name (for the same person): as conversely Aesch. PV 209ἐμοὶ δὲ μήτηρ...Θέμις καὶ Γαῖα, πολλῶν ὀνομάτων μορφὴ μία”. Valckenär on Eur. Phoen.p. 153 cites Heracleitus Alleg. Hom. 21 (of Hera) “διπλοῦν ὄνομα φύσεως καὶ συμβιώσεως”, ‘a name signifying at once birth and marriage’ (since she was coniunx lovis et soror). Seneca Oed. Tyr. 389 “mixtumque nomen coniugis, nati, patris.” (The feeble v. l. πάθος for “ἔπος” meant, ‘a double calamity,’ since both mother and wife perished.)

ἀρτάναισι: cp. O. T. 1264πλεκταῖσιν αἰώραισιν ἐμπεπλεγμένην”.


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