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πατρῴαν, properly the epithet of δόμων (492 n.): cp. 960.—(“τὰ μὲν”) ἀντλεῖ, τὰ δ᾽ ἐκχεῖ: cp. O. T. 1228ὅσα” | “κεύθει, τὰ δ᾽ αὐτίκ᾽ εἰς τὸ φῶς φανεῖ κακά”: Tr. 117στρέφει, τὸ δ᾽ αὔξει”.

ἐκχεῖ, effundit: Aesch. Pers. 826ὄλβον ἐκχέῃ μέγαν”: Anth. Pal. 9. 367 “τὸν πατρικὸν πλοῦτον”... | “αἰσχρῶς εἰς ἀκρατεῖς ἐξέχεεν δαπάνας”. As dist. from “ἐκχεῖ” (profuse outlay on luxury), διασπείρει μάτην expresses aimless waste, which obtains no return. ἀντλεῖ, exhaurit, is properly the general term, while the other two verbs denote special modes of it. But, since “τὰ μὲν” is implied in “τὰ δέ”, the sentence is in form a rhetorical climax,— ‘spends,’ ‘spends profusely,’ ‘spends aimlessly.

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