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. 483“ἐξ ἀμφοῖν χεροῖν”, O. T. 683“ἀμφοῖν ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῖν”. Similarly “ἀμφότεροι” usu. takes a plur.; for Il. 21. 115“χεῖρε πετάσσας” | “ἀμφοτέρας” is exceptional. A discrepancy in the number of the verb is more frequent, as Plat. Rep. 478A “δυνάμεις δὲ ἀμφότεραί ἐστον”.
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