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ἀνδρῶν γε μοῦνος (cp. 875), "with no escort at least," in contrast to Creon, 722ἆσσον ἔρχεται Κρέων ὅδ᾽ ἡμῖν οὐκ ἄνευ πομπῶν, πάτερ”. Oedipus dreaded that his son, like Creon, would make an attempt to carry him off by violence: cp. 1206εἴπερ κεῖνος ὧδ᾽ ἐλεύσεται, μηδεὶς κρατείτω” etc.: and Antigone hastens to assure him at once that Polyneices comes otherwise than as Creon came. He is alone, and in tears. For the gen. cp. Ai. 511σοῦ...μόνος”.—Others: —(1) “"he, and no one else"”: this seems somewhat weak. (2) “"weeping as no man weeps"” (but only women):—a modern view of weeping: it is enough to remember Achilles and Aeneas.

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