θεῶν, a monosyll.: cp. 183.— παρέβαν: for the aor., cp. Ph.1289“ἀπώμος᾿” (n.). It is better not to dwell on stories which ascribe weakness to the gods: Pind. O.1. 35“ἔστι δ᾽ ἀνδρὶ φάμεν ἐοικὸς ἀμφὶ δαιμόνων καλά”: ib. 9. 40 “ἐπεὶ τό γε λοιδορῆσαι θεοὺς” | “ἐχθρὰ σοφία”. Κρονίδαν: Zeus is “κατ᾽ ἐξοχήν” so called, though his two brothers had the same father. Cp. the Homeric hymn to Aphroditè (4. 38), “καί τε τοῦ” (Zeus), “εὖτε θέλοι, πυκινὰς φρένας ἐξαπαφοῦσα”, | “ῥηιδίως συνέμιξε καταθνητῇσι γυναιξίν”, | “Ἥρης ἐκλελαθοῦσα.—οὐ λέγω”: implying religious “εὐφημία”: cp. El.1467“εἰ δ᾽ ἔπεστι νέμεσις, οὐ λέγω”.
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