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ΔιὸςἈλκμήνας κόρος: objection has been taken to the double gen., but needlessly: the second gen. practically forms a single notion with “κόρος”,—‘Zeus's Alcmena-son,’=the son of Zeus by Alcmena. To a Greek ear the effect would be nearly the same as when the first gen. is replaced by an adj.; e.g., Aesch. Suppl.313 Δῖος πόρτις...βοός”, Pind. O.2. 13<*> Κρόνιε παῖ Ῥέας”.

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