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[873] ὕβρις The tone of Oedipus towards Creon (esp. 618-672) suggests the strain of warning rebuke. Aeschylus, with more elaborate imagery, makes ὕβρις the daughter of δυσσεβία and the parent of a νέα ὕβρις which in turn begets κόρος and θράσοςAesch. Ag. 764).

τύραννον here not “a prince,” —nor even, in the normal Greek sense, an unconstitutionally absolute ruler (bad or good), —but, in our sense, “a tyrant”: cp. Plat. Stat. 301cὅταν μήτε κατὰ νόμους μήτε κατὰ ἔθη πράττῃ τις εἶς ἄρχων, προσποιῆται δὲ ὥσπερ ἐπιστήμων ὡς ἄρα παρὰ τὰ γεγραμμένα τό γε βέλτιστον ποιητέον, δέ τις ἐπιθυμία καὶ ἄγνοια τούτου τοῦ μιμήματος ἡγουμένη, μῶν οὐ τότε τὸν τοιοῦτον ἕκαστον τύραννον κλητέον;Plat. Rep. 573bἆρ᾽ οὖν ... καὶ τὸ πάλαι διὰ τὸ τοιοῦτον τύραννος Ἔρως λέγεται;

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