τοῦτ᾽ αὐτὸ κ.τ.λ. Oedipus flings back Creon's phrases, as the Antigone of Aeschylus bitterly echoes those of the κῆρυξ （“αὐδῶ—αὐδῶ—τραχύς—τράχυν᾽,” Aesch. Seven 1042 ff.）. An accent of rising passion is similarly given to the dialogue between Menelaus and Teucer （ Soph. Aj. 1142 “ἤδη ποτ᾽ εἶδον ἄνδρ᾽ ἐγώ”— 1150 ἐγὼ δέ γ᾽ ἄνδρ᾽ ὄπωπα）. Aristophanes parodies this style, Aristoph. Ach. 1097 “ΛΑΜΑΧΟΣ. παῖ, παῖ, φέρ᾽ ἔξω δεῦρο τὸν γύλιον ἐμοί. ΔΙΚΑΙΟΠΟΛΙΣ. παῖ, παῖ, φέρ᾽ ἔξω δεῦρο τὴν κίστην ἐμοί.”ὡς ἐρῶ how I will state this very matter （my supposed hostility to you）: i.e. in what a light I will place it, by showing that I had no motive for it.
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