Ἀτρείδη is propitiatory (cp. 1319). κέρδεσιν τοῖς μὴ καλοῖς. The “κέρδη” meant are unworthy personal triumphs,—assertions of power which violate some higher law. It is in the same sense that Teiresias replies to Creon's taunt against the “μαντικὸν γένος,—τὸ δ᾽ ἐκ τυράννων αἰσχροκέρδειαν φιλεῖ” ( Ant. 1056). Cp. Moschion fr. 7. 1 “τί κέρδος οὐκέτ᾽ ὄντας ὑβρίζειν νεκρούς;”
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