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τὸ συγγενές: the neuter gender suits the intended ambiguity.

τοι emphasises “τὸ συγγενές”, as “γε” or “γοῦν” could do, but has also a sententious force, implying that such a tribute to kinship is a duty. Thus it suits the pious tone of the speaker: ‘If he was my enemy, still he was my kinsman.’ Cp. Ant. 278ἐμοί τοι”: Xen. Mem. 1. 6. 11ἐγώ τοί σε δίκαιον μὲν νομίζω”.

κἀπ᾽ ἐμοῦ=“καὶ ἀπ᾽ ἐμοῦ”, from my side, on my part: cp. 433: O. C. 1289 f. “καὶ ταῦτ᾽ ἀφ᾽ ὑμῶν..βουλήσομαι” | ..“κυρεῖν ἐμοί”. [I formerly understood, “καὶ ἐπ᾽ ἐμοῦ”, ‘in my case’ also: but now prefer the other view.]

θρήνων τύψῃ: Ai. 924ὡς καὶ παρ᾽ ἐχθροῖς ἄξιος θρήνων τυχεῖν”.

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