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[151] φάτι of a god's utterance or oracle )1440(, a poet. equivalent for φήμη: cp. 310 ἀπ᾽ οἰωνῶν φάτιν. Διὸς, because Zeus speaks by the mouth of his son; Aesch. Eum. 19Διὸς προφήτης δ᾽ ἐστὶ Λοξίας πατρός.ἁδυεπὲς, merely a general propitiatory epitnet: the Chorus have not yet heard whether the response is comforting or not. It is presently told to them by Oed. )242(. Cp. Soph. El. 480ἁδυπνόων ... ὀνειράτων,” dreams breathing comfort )from the gods(. τίς ποτε ...
What art thou that hast come? i.e. in what spirit hast thou come? bringing us health or despair?

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