μέγας ἐν τούτοις θεός the divine virtue inherent in them is strong and unfailing. θεός without art., as 880: Soph. OC 1694 “τὸ φέρον ἐκ θεοῦ.” For this use of the word, to express an indwelling power, cp. Eur. fr. inc. 1007 ὁ νοῦς γὰρ ἡμῖν ἐστιν ἐν ἑκάστῳ θεός.
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