τὰ δ᾽ ἐκ θεῶν, euphemistic: cp. Aesch. Pers. 373 “οὐ γὰρ τὸ μέλλον ἐκ θεῶν ἠπίστατο”. For ἐκ cp. also Ph. 1316 “τὰς … ἐκ θεῶν ι τύχας”: Eur. Phoen. 1763 “τὰς ἐκ θεῶν ἀνάγκας”. Similarly I. A. 1610 “τὰ τῶν θεῶν” (=their dispensations).
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