τὰ … κύρια, the constituted authorities, like “τὰ τέλη”, a phrase suggestive of constitutional monarchy, in which the citizens have some voice: as Theseus himself says in Eur. Suppl. 350 “ἀλλὰ τοῦ λόγου ι προσδοὺς ἔχοιμ᾽ ἂν δῆμον εὐμενέστερον” (proposing to refer a question to the people), and describes himself (ib. 353) as “ἐλευθερώσας τήνδ᾽ ἰσόψηφον πόλιν”. ἐπεισπεσὼν, of an abrupt or violent entrance, as Xen. Cyr. 7.5.27 “οἱ δ᾽ ἐπὶ τοὺς φύλακας ταχθέντες ἐπεισπίπτουσιν αὐτοῖς πίνουσι”.
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