αἰτεῖς Oedipus had entered in time to hear the closing strains of that prayer for aid against the pestilence which the Chorus had been addressing to the gods. ἃ δ᾽ αἰτεῖς. The place of λάβοις is against taking ἀλκὴν κἀνακούφισιν κακῶν as in apposition with ἂ: rather the construction changes, and ἃ is left as an accus. of general reference. τἄμ᾽ emphatic by place: “you pray （to the gods）: hear me and （with their help） you shall have your wish.”
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