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ἔλαβες, since Oed. put himself into their hands when he left sanctuary (174 f.).

τὸν ἱκέτην, cp. 44, 487.

ἐχέγγυον, having received your “ἐγγύη”, pledge, that I should not be wronged (176). Elsewhere ἐχέγγ. = "having a good ἐγγύη to give," trustworthy (like “φερέγγυος”); Eur. Med. 388γῆν ἄσυλον καὶ δόμους ἐχεγγύους” (=“πύργος ἀσφαλήςib. 389). But Oed. could call himself “ἐχέγγυος” in this sense only as coming with credentials from Apollo; and that is not the point here. Cp. Her. 5.71ἀνιστᾶσιτοὺς ἱκέτας ) … οἱ πρυτάνιες, … ὑπεγγύους πλὴν θανάτου”, under a pledge that they should stand their trial, but not suffer death.

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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 174
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