The words κοινὸς ἐν κοινοῖσι mean strictly, ‘a partner among partners,’ =“κοινωνὸς ἐν κοινωνοῖς”: cp. O. T. 239“μήτ᾽ ἐν θεῶν εὐχαῖσι μήτε θύμασιν ι κοινὸν ποεῖσθαι”. Similarly kinsfolk can be termed “κοινοί”, as sharers in a common lineage ( O. T. 261 n.). The iteration, “κοινὸς ἐν κοινοῖς”, emphasises the idea of mutual sympathy: cp. 467 “μόνος μόνοις” (and 1283 “μόνος μόνου”), 620 “ἄφιλα παρ᾽ ἀφίλοις”, and n. on Tr. 613.
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