Nec pater Aegeus. This is suggested by her rage, which prompts her to believe him of another race than what he pretended to. It is an insinuation that he dishonors his ancestors, and behaves not as might be expected from one so descended. Rage is very apt to produce this sentiment; and we find the best poets give a sanction to it. Thus Virgil makes Dido say of Aeneas: Nec tibi diva parens, generis nec Dardanus auctor, Perfide. aen. lib. iv.Pillheidos aethrae; for aethra, the mother of Theseus, was the daughter of Pittheus.
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