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ἐν δ᾽ after μήτε is harsh, and Elmsley's ἔν τ᾽ may be right. There is, however, a good deal of MS. evidence for “τε...δέ” in trag.: see on 367. Cp. Ant. 1096τό τ᾽ εἰκαθεῖν γὰρ δεινόν, ἀντιστάντα δὲ κ.τ.λ.”, n.

ἐν ἐμοί (cp. 247), may the issue for them come to be (392) in my hands, i.e. may the gods allow me to be the final arbiter, and to doom them both by a father's curse.

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    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1096
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