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κλειναί: Pind. fr. 76 “ ταὶ λιπαραὶ καὶ ἰοστέφανοι καὶ ἀοίδιμοι”, | “Ἑλλάδος ἔρεισμα, κλειναὶ Ἀθᾶναι, δαιμόνιον πτολίεθρον”. Soph. O. C. 108πασῶν Ἀθῆναι τιμιωτάτη πόλις”: ib. 282 “τὰς εὐδαίμονας”: Soph. El. 707τῶν θεοδμήτων.

καὶ τὸ σύντροφον γένος, following the voc., as in Ph. 986 Λημνία χθὼν καὶ τὸ παγκρατὲς σέλας”. With “σύντροφον” we may understand “ἡμῖν” rather than “Ἀθήναις”: the Athenians are kinsmen and associates of the Salaminians,—as the latter are “γενεᾶς χθονίων ἀπ᾽ Ἐρεχθειδᾶν” (202). Cp. Ph. 171ξύντροφον ὄμμα”, a companion's face. It seems improbable that “σύντροφον γένος” alludes specially to the Attic “φυλὴ Αἰαντίς”: that would unduly narrow the reference.

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