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[104] ἀπευθύνειν to steer in a right course. The infin. is of the imperf., = πρότερον ἀπηύθυνες, before you were steering (began to steer). Oedipus took the State out of angry waters into smooth: cp. 696 ἐμὰν γᾶν φίλαν ἐν πόνοις ἀλύουσαν κατ᾽ ὀρθὸν οὔρισας: fr. 151 πλήκτροις ἀπευθύνουσιν οὐρίαν τρόπιν, “with the helm(πλῆκτρα, the blades of the πηδάλια they steer their bark before the breeze.”

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