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[1078] ὡς γυνὴ for a woman: though, as it is, her “proud spirit” only reaches the point of being sensitive as to a lowly origin. She is proud of her lineage; Oedipus, of what he is. Whitelaw well compares Tennyson: “Her pride is yet no mate for mine, Too proud to care from whence I came.” Cp. Eur. Heraclid. 978πρὸς ταῦτα τὴν θρασεῖαν ὅστις ἂν θέλῃ καὶ τὴν φρονοῦσαν μεῖζον γυναῖκα χρὴ λέξει”: Eur. Hipp. 640μὴ γὰρ ἔν γ᾽ ἐμοῖς δόμοις εἴη φρονοῦσα πλεῖον γυναῖκα χρή.ὡς is restrictive; cp. 1118: Thuc. 4.84ἦν δὲ οὐδὲ ἀδύνατος, ὡς Λακεδαιμόνιος, εἰπεῖν” (not a bad speaker, for a Lacedaemonian): imitated by Dionys. 10. 31 (of L. Icilius) ὡς Ῥωμαῖος, εἰπεῖν οὐκ ἀδύνατος. See on 763.

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