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οἷον: as, for example. For the inf. συμβῆναι following the rel. in indir. disc., see GMT. 92, 2, N. 3; H. 947.

μητέρα: from Homer down (ι 367 μήτηρ ἠδὲ πατὴρ ἠδ᾽ ἄλλοι πάντες ἐταῖροι), in such enumerations μήτηρ commonly stands first.

ἀλλόκοτον: strange, perverse, unnatural. Cf. Rep. vi. 487 d τοὺς μὲν πλείστους καὶ πάνυ ἀλλοκότους γιγνομένους, ἵνα μὴ παμπονήρους εἴπωμεν the most of them become very strange beings, not to call them utter rogues, Phryn. Bekk. Anecd. 15. 3 κυρίως μὲν οὖν οἱ τὸν νοῦν βεβλαμμένοι καὶ ἔμπληκτοι ἀλλόκοτοι καλοῦνται.

ὁρᾶν: depends upon ἡγεῖτο.

ἀμελοῦσιν: (accuse them) of neglecting. Pred. partic. after ἐγκαλῶσιν, of the class verba sentiendi et declarandi.

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