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[1213] ἄκονθ᾽ not as if he had been a criminal who sought to hide conscious guilt; but because he had not foreseen the disclosure which was to result from his inquiry into the murder of Laius. —χρόνος, which φύει ἄδηλαSoph. Aj. 647): fr. 280 πρὸς ταῦτα κρύπτε μηδέν, ὡς πάνθ᾽ ὁρῶν καὶ πάντ᾽ ἀκούων (cp. note on 660) πάντ᾽ ἀναπτύσσει χρόνος: see on 614. Time is here invested with the attributes of the divine omniscience and justice.

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