προτιμᾷ with inf.; cp. Her.3. 21“προτιμῶν πολλοῦ ἐμοὶ ξεῖνος γενέσθαι. —μὴ” (‘generic’) with κακὴ, rather than with the inf.: cp. 725: fr. 154. 2 “ἔχοιμ᾽ ἀν αὐτὸ μὴ κακῶς ἀπεικάσαι”. The adj. is not here a mere synonym for “δυσγενής” (as in O. T.1063), but rather blends the ideas of birth and character. For the sentiment, cp. El.989“ζῆν αἰσχρὸν αἰσχρῶς τοῖς καλῶς πεφυκόσιν”: Ai.479.
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