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[548] “τέκε δὲ κτλ”.: parenthetical clause. Erechtheus is called “γηγενής” by Herodotus (“Ἐρεχθέος τοῦ γηγενέος λεγομένου εἶναι νηός” viii. 55) and others. The Athenians boasted that they were children of the soil (“αὐτόχθονες”).

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