γὰρ justifies his unfilial language. ὄγκον, ‘importance’ ( O. C.1162 n.), ‘pomp’ ( Ai.129“μηδ᾽ ὄγκον ἄρῃ μηδέν̓”): here, the ‘dignity’ belonging to the name of mother. The adj. agrees with “ὄγκον”, since “ὄγκ. ὀνόματος”=‘namedignity’: cp. Aesch. Eum.325“ματρῷον ἅγνισμα...φόνου.—ἄλλως”, ‘vainly’ ( Soph. Ph.947 n.), i.e., when she is a mother in name only. τρέφειν, ‘keep,’ continue to enjoy. μηδὲν, generic, helping the causal force of ἥτις. Cp. El.1194“μήτηρ καλεῖται, μητρὶ δ᾽ οὐδὲν ἐξισοῖ”.
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