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παιδοποιεῖς. The active voice of this verb is rarer than the middle, but is proved by metre in Eur. Heracl. 524, Ar. Eccl. 615.In both forms it is usually said of the man.

Erigonè, daughter of Aegisthus and Clytaemnestra (Tzetzes on Lyc. 1374), was mentioned by the early cyclic poet Cinaethon ( Paus. 2. 18. 6), and was the theme of Sophocles in his “Ἠριγόνη”. Hyginus ( Hyg. Fab. 122) notices a son of Aegisthus named Aletes, who gives his name to a play by Sophocles, but does not record the mother: see p. xliii note 4.

εὐσεβεῖς: schol. rec.: “ἐννόμους, ἤγουν ἐξ ἐννόμου γάμου”. ‘Stainless,’ as being the legitimate offspring of a lawful marriage.

κἀξ εὐσεβῶν: “τουτέστιν ἐννόμῳ γάμῳ ἡρμοσμένων” (schol.). The reference is to both parents, not to Agam. only.

By “τοὺς...πρόσθεν εὐσεβεῖς” Electra means Orestes and herself. Both are ‘cast out’ of their just rights. Cp. O.T. 611 “φίλον ...ἐσθλὸν ἐκβαλεῖν”. Eur. El. 62τεκοῦσα δ᾽ ἄλλους παῖδας Αἰγίσθῳ πάρα” | “πάρεργ᾽ Ὀρέστην κἀμὲ ποιεῖται δόμων.

βλαστόντας. Some MSS., including L, have “βλαστῶντας”: but, though “βλαστέω” may be classical, “βλαστάω” occurs only in late Greek, as schol. Pind. 4. 65βλαστᾷ”: Hermas Past. p. 57 (ap. Veitch) “βλαστῶντα.

ἐκβαλοῦσ᾽ ἔχεις, an emphatic perfect, like “ἀτιμάσας ἔχει” ( Ant. 22).

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    • Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae, 615
    • Euripides, Electra, 62
    • Euripides, Heraclidae, 524
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.18.6
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 22
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