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γενοῦ, show thyself: γεγώς and ἐτήτυμος cohere, making an equiv. for “γνήσιος”: hence there is no awkwardness in having two forms from “γίγνομαι”. Cp. 1158: Ai.556δεῖ σ᾽ ὅπως πατρὸς” | “δειξεις ἐν ἐχθροῖς οἷος ἐξ οἵου ᾿τράφης.—τὸ μητρὸς ὄνομα”: she is such in name only (817).

πρεσβεύσῃς, prefer in honour: Eur. Hipp.5τοὺς μὲν σέβοντας τἀμὰ πρεσβεύω κράτη.—πλέον” is, in strictness, redundant; cp. Legg. 887 B “προτιμᾶν βραχυλογίαν μᾶλλον μῆκος”.

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