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[114] θεωρός Laius was going to Delphi in order to ask Apollo whether the child (Oedipus), formerly exposed by the god's command, had indeed perished: Eur. Phoen. 36τὸν ἐκτεθέντα παῖδα μαστεύων μαθεῖν εἰ μηκέτ᾽ εἴη.ὡς ἔφασκεν, as Laius told the Thebans at the time when he was leaving Thebes. ἐκδημῶν, not going abroad, but being [= having gone] abroad: cp. Plat. Laws 864eοἰκείτω τὸν ἐνιαυτὸν ἐκδημῶν.ὡς = ἐπεί: Xen. Cyrop. 1.3.2ὡς δὲ ἀφίκετο τάχιστα ... ἠσπάζετο.” Cic. Brut. 5 ut illos libros edidisti, nihil a te postea accepimus.

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