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[2] 26. Thuc. supports his view by reference to the origin of the kingship in Atreus' house.

27. Πελοποννησίωνmasc., with οἱ, those of the Pel. who have received the truest account by tradition. For the order of the gen. edd. compare c. 48. 4; 126. 11. It is supposed that Thuc. means the Argives, whose legends the Lesbian historian Hellanicus related. A fragment of H gives the story here referred to.

3. τὴν ἐπωνυμίαν ... σχεῖν—lit. secured the naming of the country after himself, though a stranger.

ἔπηλυν—there is no authority for the form ἐπηλύτης in Attic. The passage in Xen. Oec cited in L. & S. is corrupt.

4. μείζωneut. plur.; ξυνενεχθῆναι, ‘fell to the lot of,’ as often in Herod.; after Thuc. not found in Attic.

5. Εὐρυσθέως μέν κτλ.—the relationship of the persons mentioned is as follows:—ZZZ FAMILY TREE Pelops Perseus Sthenelus m. Nicippe Chrysippus Atreus Eurystheus Agamemnon

ἐν τῇ Ἀττικῇ—according to the story, Eurystheus was killed in the Megarid (Euripides represents him as taken prisoner) when at war with Demophon, king of Athens, from whom he had demanded the surrender of the Heraclidae. The Megarid was then part of Attica.

7. καὶ ἐπιτρέψαντος Εὐ. — there is parataxis here for Ἀτρεῖ δὲ μητρὸς ἀδελφῷ ὄντι ἐπιτρέψαντος.

10. Χρυσίππου—Atreus and Thyestes conspired and murdered Ch. their half brother.

12. καὶ ... παραλαβεῖν—co-ordinate with ἔτι μείζω ξυνενεχθῆναι ... Ἀτρεῖ.

13. καὶ ἅμα—the καί joins δοκοῦντα to βουλομένων.

δυνατόν—i.e. in point of wealth.

17. —the wealth and power of the two families.

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