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αὑτοῦ, the masc., because, though thinking of a wife, she puts her thought in an abstract form: cp. El.771οὐδὲ γὰρ κακῶς” | “πάσχοντι μῖσος ὧν τέκῃ προσγίγνεται”: Ant.463(“ὅστις”).

κακοῖσιν οἷς=“κακὰ οἷς”. The antecedent, when attracted into the case of the relat. pron., usu. follows it ( O. C.56), unless it stands at the beginning of the sentence, in acc. (as below O. C., 283 n.), or, more rarely, in nom. ( O. C.1150). But the peculiar form found here can be paralleled. Plat. Men. 96 Aἔχεις οὖν εἰπεῖν ἄλλου ὁτουοῦν πράγματος οὗ οἱ μὲν φάσκοντες διδάσκαλοι εἷναι...ὁμολογοῦνται κ.τ.λ.Dem. or. 2 § 2μὴ μόνον πόλεων καὶ τόπων ὧν ἦμέν ποτε κύριοι φαίνεσθαι προϊεμένους”. [“προΐεσθαι” never takes a gen., like “μεθίεσθαι”.]—It is also possible to take κακοῖσιν οἷς as=“οἵοις κακοῖς”: for this use of “ὅς”, see on O. C.1171, and cp. Dem. or. 18 § 16ἑτέρῳ δ᾽ ὅτῳ κακόν τι δώσομεν ζητεῖν”. But I prefer the other view.

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