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[853] δικαίως ὀρθόν in a just sense correct, i.e. properly fulfilled: for ὀρθόν see 506.

λοξίας a surname of the oracular Apollo, popularly connected with λοξός, “oblique” (akin to λέχριος, obliquus, luxus, ‘sprained ’), as = the giver of indirect, ambiguous responses (“λοξὰ καὶ ἐπαμφοτερίζοντα,Lucian Dial. Deor. 16): Cornutus 32 λοξῶν δὲ καὶ περισκελῶν ὄντων τῶν χρησμῶν οὓς δίδωσι Λοξίας ὠνόμασται, and so Lycophron 14.1467: to this Pacuvius alludes, Flexa non falsa autumare dictio Delphis solet. The association of Apollo with Helios suggested to the Stoics that the idea connecting λοξός with Λοξίας might be that of the ecliptic: to which it might be replied that the name Λοξίας was older than the knowledge of the fact. It is not etymologically possible to refer Λοξίας to λυκ, lux. But phonetic correspondence would justify the connection, suggested by Dr Fennell, with ἀ-λεξ (Skt. rak-sh). Λοξίας and his sister ΛοξώCallim. Del. 292) would then be other forms of Phoebus and Artemis ἀλεξητήριοι, ἀλεξίμοροι (above, 164), ‘defenders.’ Iocasta's utterance here is not really inconsistent with her reservation in 712: see note there.

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