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καὶ μὴν here = "Well, however that may be" (even if it isφλαῦρον”).

γε throws back a light stress on “Κρέοντα”: "Creon thinks the matter important." For a slightly different use of “καὶ μήν... γε” cp. O. T. 345 n.

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