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κρατείτω τῆς . ψυχῆς, “"become master of my life,"” acquire the power to dispose of me,—alluding to the Thebans' plan for establishing him on their border (cp. 408).

τῆς ἐμ. ψ. is merely a pathetic periphrasis for “ἐμοῦ”: see on 998.

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