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κοιμήματα . . αὐτογέννητα . . ματρός, the mother's union with her own offspring; the adj.=“μετὰ τοῦ αὑτῆς γεννήματος”: cp. O. C. 1463κτύπος . . διόβολος” (=“κτύπος τοῦ ἐκ Διὸς βέλους”): Aesch. Eum. 212ὅμαιμος” (=“συγγενοῦς”) “αὐθέντης φόνος.

ἐμῷ πατρί, dat. of interest, ‘for my sire’ (i.e. to his misery); the whole phrase being equiv. to, ‘a mother's incestuous union with our father.’ The dat. goes with the whole preceding phrase, not with “αὐτογέννητα” only (‘incestuous in relation to him’), nor with “κοιμήματα” only (‘sleep with him’). The latter, which Wecklein assumes, implies “κοιμᾶσθαί τινι” as=“συγκ. τινί”, an unproved constr.; for Hes. Th. 213οὔτινι κοιμη:θεῖσα θεὰ τέκε Νὺξ ἐρεβεννή” is of doubtful genuineness, and even there “οὔτινι” could go with “τέκε.

δυσμόρου is far better than “δυσμόρῳ”: without it, the words could imply that only the father's sin merited pity.

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    • Aeschylus, Eumenides, 212
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 213
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1463
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