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παῖδα, where the dat. “παιδὶ” is also admissible: cp. Ant. 838 n.

κεκλῆσθαι: cp. fr. 83 “καταρκεῖ τοῦδε κεκλῆσθαι πατρός”. By forgetting her duty to her father, she as it were repudiates him, and will be known only as Clytaemnestra's daughter. Here (as in 341 f.) it is implied that the paternal claim on filial piety is naturally stronger than the maternal ( Aesch. Eum. 658 ff.: Eur. Or. 552 f.). In the case of a son, “τὸ μητρὸς καλεῖσθαι” conveyed a reproach of effeminacy: thus in Soph. fr. 139 (from a satyrplay) a boy is described as now too old “μητρὸς καλεῖσθαι παῖσα, τοῦ πατρὸς παρόν”. (See, too, Eur. El. 933 ff.)


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