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σκευή: cp. 1597 “εἶτ᾽ ἔλυσε δυσπινεῖς στολάς”. The misery of his aspect impresses Creon (747), as it had impressed the Chorus (150). His garb, then, can hardly have announced a prince, though it may have indicated a Theban. Probably the reference is simply to the tale of long and destitute wanderings which his wretched apparel told (cp. 3 ff.).

δύστηνον, as showing how he had blinded himself: cp. 286.

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