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Hermann's τοὐμοῦ μόνου (for the MS. τοῦ μόνου) is metrically right, but μόνου can hardly be sound. It must mean (1) "for my father alone" (and not for my own sake): not (2) "lonely, as he is": nor (3) "for my own father" (Campbell's view, which I do not comprehend). ΤΟΥΜΟΝΟΥ may have come from ΤΟΥΔΑΘΛΙΟΥ (Mekler), but “τὸν ἄθλιον” in 246 is against this (see, however, on 554). Perhaps τοῦδ᾽ ἀμμόρου.

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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 246
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