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[681] δόκησις ... λόγων a suspicion resting on mere assertions (those made by Oedipus), and not supported by facts ἔργα: hence ἀγνὼς, unknowing, guided by no real knowledge. Thuc. 1.4οὐ λόγων ... κόμπος τάδε μᾶλλον ἔργων ἐστὶν ἀλήθεια”: 3. 43 τῆς οὐ βεβαίου δοκήσεως.

δάπτει δὲ: Oedipus was incensed against Creon, without proof; on the other hand (δὲ) Creon also (καὶ) was incensed by the unjust accusation.

δάπτει might be historic pres., but need not be so taken: Creon is still pained. Aesch. PB 437συννοίᾳ δὲ δάπτομαι κέαρ.” The version, “and even injustice wounds,” would make the words a reflection;—“An accusation galls, even when unfounded”: but this is unsuitable.

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