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κἀκ τῶνδ᾽ ἄρχομαι. Cp. Ant. 63ἀρχόμεσθ᾽ ἐκ κρεισσόνων”: O. C. 67ἐκ τοῦ κατ᾽ ἄστυ βασιλέως τάδ᾽ ἄρχεται”. Hellen. 3. 1. 6 “ἐκείνῳ δ᾽ αὕτη χώρα δῶρον ἐκ βασιλέως ἐδόθη”. In such phrases “ἐκ” is somewhat more than a mere equivalent for “ὑπό” (124). It suggests the head and fount of authority; a sense fitting here.

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