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τοὔμφυλον αἷμα, thy blood-guilt for the death of a kinsman: so “ἐμφύλιον αἷμα(Pind. Pyth. 2.32), “αἷμα συγγενές(Eur. Suppl. 148), “αἷμα γενέθλιον(Or. 89): but in O. T. 1406αἷμ᾽ ἐμφύλιον” merely=“"a blood-kinship."” Oed. was doomed to “ἀειφυγία(601). Even to bury him in Theban ground would seem impious towards Laïus. So, when Antigone has given the burial-rite to Polyneices, Creon asks, Ant. 514)πῶς δῆτ᾽ ἐκείνῳ δυσσεβῆ τιμᾷς χάριν;” "How, then, canst thou render a grace which is impious towards that other?" (Eteocles).


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