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ἐνθάδ᾽ ὢν has been generally suspected, because the qualification, “"while here,"” seems to suit Creon better than Theseus. But, though “ἐνθάδ᾽ ὄντ̓ ἐρεῖς ἐμέ” lies near, the vulgate is right. “"While here,"” said of Theseus, means, “"since this is your own realm, in which you have force at command."

μεμπτὸν ἐμοί, predicate; “"you will say nothing to my dissatisfaction"”: i.e."you can say what you please,—I shall not dispute it."” It is vain to argue with a master of legions.

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