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κλύειν is not perfectly courteous, as Wecklein says, who reads λέγειν,—perhaps rightly. But for κλύειν it may be pleaded that, just after so signal a proof of good-faith and valour, Theseus might be excused if he showed a little impatience at the reiterated fears of Oedipus. Cp. their conversation at 648—656. Besides,

τὰ τοιαῦτ̓, a phrase which implies some annoyance, must refer to the fears just uttered, rather than to pledges which should allay them.

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