ἐπὶ θητείᾳ, like “ἐπὶ μισθῷ” Hdt. 5.65 etc. θητεία, labour for wages, opp. to δουλεία: Isoc. 14.48 “πολλοὺς μὲν ... δουλεύοντας, ἄλλους δ᾽ ἐπὶ θητείαν ἰόντας.” πλάνης, roving in search of any employment that he can find （not merely changing summer for winter pastures, 1137）. The word falls lightly from him who is so soon to be ὁ πλανήτης Οἰδίπους （Soph. OC 3）.
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