κἀν ὀνείρασιν in dreams also （as well as in this oracle）; and, as such dreams have proved vain, so may this oracle. Soph. was prob. thinking of the story in Hdt. 6.107 that Hippias had such a dream on the eve of the battle of Marathon, and interpreted it as an omen of his restoration to Athens. Cp. the story of a like dream coming to Julius Caesar on the night before he crossed the Rubicon （Plut. Caes. 32, Suet. 7）.
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