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τοῖς ἰσοθέοις σύγκληρα, a lot shared by demigods. Plut. Mor. 103F “χρὴ γὰρ οὐ μόνον ἑαυτὸν εἰδέναι θνητὸν ὄντα τὴν φύσιν, ἀλλὰ καὶ ὅτι θνητῷ σύγκληρός ἐστι βίῳ καὶ πράγμασι ῥᾳδίως μεθισταμένοις πρὸς τοὐναντίον”: i.e. that one shares the lot of humanity at large.—The decisive objection to the MS. reading ἔγκληρα is the sense of the adj.; for “ἔγκληρος” always means either (1) act., having a share in, as Eur. I. T. 682ἔγκληρον... κασιγνήτην”, ‘heiress,’=“ἐπίκληρον”, and so

Hipp. 1011: or (2) pass., included in one's “κλῆρος”, as H. F. 468 “ἔγκληρα πεδία ...κεκτημένος” (‘by inheritance’). Here, “ἔγκληρα” was perh. partly due to a reminiscence of “ἔγκληρον” in 814.—The change of τοῖς ἰσοθέοις into τοῖσι θεοῖσιν, though easy, is needless. The epic ι_ of “ἰσόθεος” might well be allowed in tragic lyrics or anapaests, like the α_ of “ἀθάνατος” (cp. 339 n.): and Aesch. once uses it, Aesch. Pers. 80ἰσόθεος φώς”. [But “ἰσόθεος” has “ι^” in Eur. Tro. 1169, I. A. 626 (dial.), as “ἰσόνειρον” has in Aesch. PV 547.] Note that the MS. τοῖς ἰσοθέοις ἔγκληρα would have arisen more easily from “ΤΟΙΣΙΣΟΘΕΟΙΣΣΥΓΚΛΗΡΑ” than from “ΤΟΙΣΙΘΕΟΙΣΙΝΣΥΓΚΛΗΡΑ”.

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