τὸ Θ. ὄνομα θωπ., “"to pay court to the great name of Th. (to the renowned Th.)."” Creon had been courteous to Theseus, as Theseus towards Thebes, and nothing more: there is no “θωπεία” in 940. But Oed. is incensed by the contrast between the rough words spoken of himself (944 ff.) by Creon, and the fair words to Theseus. θωπεῦσαι: cp. 1336. καλόν, not as in 1000, but=“"seasonable"”: cp. O. T. 78 “εἰς καλὸν...εἶπας” (n.): El. 384 “νῦν γὰρ ἐν καλῷ φρονεῖν”.
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