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[1512-1514] Oedipus now turns from Creon to the children. The few words which he addresses to them are spoken rather to the older hearers and to himself. τοῦτ᾽ εὔχεσθέ μοι, “make this prayer, as I bid you ” (not, “pray on my account, ” in which sense Wunder reads ἐμοί: the ethic dat. μοι in request, as Soph. OC 1475. In these words Oedipus is thinking solely of his children: he has now passed away from the thought of self (1458). ὑμᾶς in 1514 is no argument for understanding με as subject to ζην: rather it is added to mark the contrast withπατρός.

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