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ὀνομάζεται, ‘is proverbial.’ Macan (App. XIV) quotes an interesting parallel from Buddhist Birth-stories (Rhys Davids) in an old Eastern fable, ‘The Dancing Peacock’; but it remains uncertain whether H. is the borrower or the original.
νόμοισι. These words imply that marriage with an alien was at that time recognized as legitimate by Attic law, as is shown by the position of Cleisthenes, Themistocles, and Cimon. By a law of Pericles, 451 B. C. (Plut. Per. 37, and especially Ath. Pol. 26), ἔγνωσαν μὴ μετέχειν τῆς πόλεως ὃς ἂν μὴ ἐξ ἀμφοῖν ἀστοῖν ᾖ γεγονώς. This law was in accordance with the general feeling in Greece that only those descended from two citizen parents were genuine citizens (Ar. Pol. 1275 b 21, 1278 a 34; Gilbert, S. ii. 297).
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