[1424-1431] Nauck gives these verses to Oedipus, making them follow 1415. He regards τοιόνδ᾽ ἄγος κ.τ.λ. as inconsistent with the profession which Creon has just made. Rather may we consider them as showing a kinsman's anxious and delicate concern for the honour of Oedipus and of the house （1430）. Creon, deeply moved, deprecates the prolonged indulgence of a painful curiosity （cp. 1304）. It is again Creon who says ἴθι στέγης ἔσω （1515） when Oedipus would fain linger. Clearly, then, these verses are rightly placed in the MSS.
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