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[1520] μὴ φρονῶ In Soph. OC 765 ff.) Creon is represented as opposing a distinct refusal to this prayer of Oedipus. His words here could mean: “No, I do not promise, for I am not wont to speak vain words when I lack knowledge” φρονῶ as in 569): i.e., “I cannot tell how Apollo may decide.” But I now think that, on the whole, it suits the context better to take them as expressing consent μὴ φρονῶ = what I do not mean to do). As this consent can be only provisional—depending on the approval of Apollo—it is not necessarily inconsistent with Soph. OC 765 ff.

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