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τὸν ἄνδρα τόνδε, Theseus (cp. 1100). “"Allow him at once to gratify his own mind (his hinted desire that Polyneices should be heard, 1175), and to gratify Poseidon as he wishes to do,"i.e. by granting the prayer made in Poseidon's name. The whole phrase χάριν παρασχεῖν belongs to both clauses; is acc. of respect. The subj. to βούλεται is Theseus, not “ θεός”.—These two vv. mark two leading traits in the character of Theseus—his sense of justice (φρενί), and his piety (θεῷ).

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