I am close on the horror, —close on uttering it: （ὥστε） λέγειν being added to explain the particular sense in which he isπρὸς τῷ δεινῷ, as ἀκούειν defines that in which Oedipus is so. Cp. Soph. El. 542 “τῶν ἐμῶν ... ἵμερον τέκνων ... ἔσχε δαίσασθαι:” Plat. Crito 52b “οὐδ᾽ ἐπιθυμία σε ἄλλης πόλεως οὐδ᾽ ἄλλων νόμων ἔλαβεν εἰδέναι.”
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