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ἔμπολιν is Musgrave's certain correction of the MS. “ἔμπαλιν”: cp. 1156σοὶ μὲν ἔμπολιν οὐκ ὄντα, συγγενῆ δέ”, not thy fellow-citizen, indeed, but thy kinsman. The word does not occur elsewhere. “"I will establish him in the land,"” says Theseus, “"as a member of our State"”: he who now is “ἄπολις” (cp. 208) shall in Attica have the full protection of our laws.

ἔμπαλιν has been rendered (1) “"on the contrary,"i.e."so far from rejecting him"”: so the schol., and this version is alone correct: (2) “"once more,"i.e. renewing the alliance between the states,— Paley: (3) “"in return"” for his benefits,— Ellendt. Campbell objects that with “ἔμπολιν” “"the opposition of the clauses would not be sufficiently marked by “δέ"”: but for

δέ=“ἀλλά” cp. Antiph. or. 5 §§ 4, 5αἰτήσομαι ὑμᾶς οὐχ ἅπερ οἱ πολλοί..., τάδε δὲ δέομαι ὑμῶν”: Thuc. 4.86οὐκ ἐπὶ κακῷ, ἐπ᾽ ἐλευθερώσει δὲ τῶν Ἑλλήνων παρελήλυθα”.

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    • Antiphon, On the murder of Herodes, 4
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1156
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.86
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