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τῆςτικτούσης, as O. T. 1247, the pres. part. expressing the permanent relationship; cp. Eur. Ion 1560ἥδε τίκτει ς᾿” (‘is thy mother’), and Soph. O. T. 437 n.

μέλειν: schol. “φροντίζειν”. The personal use of “μέλειν” was admitted by Aesch. ( Aesch. Ag. 370θεοὺς βροτῶν ἀξιοῦσθαι μέλειν”), and Eur. ( Eur. H. F. 772θεοὶ τῶν ἀδίκων” | “μέλουσι”). We are not obliged to assume it here, nor in Soph. Ai. 688, “Τεύκρῳ τ̓, ἢν μόλῃ, σημήνατε” | “μέλειν μὲν ἡμῶν, εὐνοεῖν δ᾽ ὑμῖν ἅμα”: but in both places it gives the simplest construction.

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    • Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 370
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