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[800] καί σοι ... τριπλῆς The hand which added this verse in the margin of L seems to be “as early as the beginning of the fourteenth century” (Mr E. M. Thompson, Introd. to Facsimile of Laur. MS.). The verse is in A (1t(h cent.) and all our other MSS. To eject the verse, as Dindorf and Nauck have done, is utterly unwarrantable. It has a fine dramatic force. Oedipus is now at the critical point: he will hide nothing of the truth from her who is nearest to him. It is part of his character that his earnest desire to know the truth never flinches: cp. 1170.

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