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ἀμφοῖν is best taken as dat. fem., ‘for both of you,’ ‘on both your parts’: though (notwithstanding its position) it could be also gen. fem. The objection to taking it as dat. masc. with τοῖς λόγοις is that the noun or pron. joined to “ἄμφω” or “ἀμφοτέρω” is usu. dual, as O. C. 483ἐξ ἀμφοῖν χεροῖν”, O. T. 683ἀμφοῖν ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῖν”. Similarly “ἀμφότεροι” usu. takes a plur.; for Il. 21. 115χεῖρε πετάσσας” | “ἀμφοτέρας” is exceptional. A discrepancy in the number of the verb is more frequent, as Plat. Rep. 478Aδυνάμεις δὲ ἀμφότεραί ἐστον”.

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    • Homer, Iliad, 21.115
    • Plato, Republic, 478a
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 483
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 683
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