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τέτροφεν ἄφιλον, holds in settled dislike:—the perfect tense marking how the sentiment which forbids impiety towards the Eumenides has interwoven itself with the life of the place. “τρέφω τί ἄφιλον”=to hold a thing (in one's thoughts) as unloveable: cp. “ἐν ἐλπίσιν τρέφω τιAnt. 897). For the perfect, denoting a fixed view, cp. Her. 3.38οὕτω νενομίκασι τὰ περὶ τοὺς νόμους” (and so 7. 153, 8. 79): Plat. Legg. 8. 837 C...ἐρων τῇ ψυχῇ...ὕβριν ἥγηται τὴν περὶ τὸ σῶμα τοῦ σώματος πλησμονήν”: Prot. 348 Eοὕτω πεπίστευκας σαυτῷ”. The perf. act. of “τρέφω” occurs in Anthol. Append. 111. 2 (Jacobs vol. II. p. 795)ἄνδρας ἀγακλειτοὺς τέτροφε Κεκροπίη”: in Polybius (12. 25 h in the later form “τέτραφα”), etc.: but in older Greek only in the Homeric use, as Od. 23.237περὶ χροῒ τέτροφεν ἅλμη” (the brine has hardened on their flesh): whence Nauck here, “πόλει τέτροφεν” (as=“πέφυκεν”) “ἄφιλον”, (whate'er) hath grown unpleasing to the city.


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