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πρῶτον μέν With this series, πρῶτονεἶταἔπειταἔτι, cp. Soph. El. 261 — 271, πρῶταεἶταἔπειτατελευταῖον.

ἀναγκαίους ‘near relations’. συγγενεῖς is the larger term, including the more distant degrees of kinship: ἀναγκαῖοι (necessarii) are those to whom one is bound by the first, the closest natural ties; as τὰ ἀναγκαῖα are those things with which life cannot dispense.

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