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[687] The evasive answer of the Chorus has nettled Oedipus by implying that the blame was divided, and that both parties ought to be glad to forget it. He could never forget it (672).

ὁρᾷς ἵν᾽ ἥκεις conveys indignant reproach: a grave charge has been laid against your king; instead of meeting it with denial, you are led, by your sympathy with Creon, to imply that it cannot be directly met, and must be hushed up. Soph. Ant. 735ὁρᾷς τάδ᾽ ὡς εἴρηκας ὡς ἄγαν νέος”: Soph. El. 628ὁρᾷς; πρὸς ὁργὴν ἐκφέρει”.

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