previous next

χὡ λόγος διοίχεται, and the statement is at an end. λόγος is the explanation due from Oedipus after sending for Theseus. Cp.

῾τηεσευς το τηε τηεβανς᾿ εἰ γάρ τι καὶ πεπόνθατ᾽ Ἀργείων ὕπο,
τεθνᾶσιν, ἠμύνασθε πολεμίους καλῶς,
αἰσχρῶς δ᾽ ἐκείνοις, χἡ δίκη διοίχεται

: i.e., if you have been wronged, you have had satisfaction, “"and the cause is closed."

διέρχεται (L) is certainly corrupt. It ought to mean, “"the discussion is being carried through,"” rather than, “"our conference draws to an end"” (as Campbell, comparing “διεξελήλυθα πάντα, διεξῆλθον διὰ μακροῦ λόγου”, which are not similar). And if “ λόγος” means “"our comerence,"” then Oedipus is assuming that his petition has only to be stated in order to be granted.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (1 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (1):
    • Euripides, Suppliants, 528
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: