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[901] εἰ μὴ τάδε ἁρμόσει if these things (the prophecy that Laius should be slain by his son, and its fulfilment) do not come right (fit each other), χειρόδεικτα πᾶσιν βροτοῖς, so as to be signal examples for all men. Cp. Soph. Ant. 1318τάδ᾽ οὐκ ἐπ᾽ ἄλλον βροτῶν ἐμᾶς ἁρμόσει ποτ᾽ ἐξ αἰτίας,” can never be adjusted to another, —be rightly charged on him. Prof. Campbell cites Plat. Soph. 262cπρὶν ἄν τις τοῖς ὀνόμασι τὰ ῥήματα κεράσῃ. τότε δ᾽ ἥρμοσέ τε, κ.τ.λ.,” where I should suppose ἥρμοσε to be transitive: ἥρμοσέ τις τοῖς ὀνόμασι τὰ ῥήματα: if so, it is not parallel. χειρόδ. only here.

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