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[105] οὐ γὰρ εἰσεῖδόν γέ πω As Oed. knows that Laius is dead, the tone of unconcern given by this colloquial use of οὔπω (instead of οὔποτε is a skilful touch. Cp. Soph. El. 402ΧΡ. σὺ δ᾽ οὐχὶ πείσει ... ; ΕΛ. οὐ δῆτα: μήπω νοῦ τοσόνδ᾽ εἴην κενή”: Eur. Hec. 1278μήπω μανείη Τυνδαρὶς τοσόνδε παῖς”: Hom. Il. 12.270ἀλλ᾽ οὔπω πάντες ὁμοῖοι ἀνέρες ἐν πολέμῳ”: cp. our (ironical) “I have yet to learn.”

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