ἐπεὶ … ἔξοιδα. I am “"a man more sinned against than sinning"” （Lear 3. 2. 60),—as would appear, could I unfold to you my relations with my parents (τὰ μητρὸς καὶ πατρός), on account of which relations (the parricide and the incest— ὧν neuter) ye dread me. Of that I am sure. (For those relations began with their casting out their new-born son to perish. That first wrong led to the rest: hence it was that I knew not the face of my assailant in the pass, or of my bride at Thebes.)
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