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πατρὸς ἐκ φόνων. For the plur. of “φόνος”, referring to one deed, cp. 779, O. C. 990: so “θανάτους”, O. C. 206.In Tr. 558 the MS. “φόνων” is well corrected to “φονῶν”, which denotes a bleeding wound. But here, where the reference is to the act of murder, “φόνων” should be kept.

ἐκ might be ‘after’: but is perhaps better taken as ‘away from’ the scene of slaughter. The boy's life, too, was in peril. Cp. 601: Pind. P. 11. 17τὸν δὴ” (Orestes) “φονευομένου πατρὸς Ἀρσινόα Κλυταιμνήστρας” | “χειρῶν ὑπὸ κρατερᾶν κἀκ δόλου τροφὸς ἄνελε δυσπενθέος”. Eur. El. 16τὸν μὲν πατρὸς γεραιὸς ἐκκλέπτει τροφεὺς μέλλοντ᾽ Ὀρέστην χερὸς ὕπ᾽ Αἰγίσθου θανεῖν” .

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