ποίῳ, sc. “χρόνῳ”, asks with surprise for some further definition of the vague “χρόνῳ μάθοις ἄν”. Theseus naturally assumes that the blessings are to come in the lifetime of Oedipus. And if not now, he asks, then in what contingency? The answer startles him. προσφορὰ, offering, present. Theophrast. Char. XXX (=XXVI in my 1st ed.) it is like the “αἰσχροκερδής, γαμοῦντός τινος τῶν φίλων καὶ ἐκδιδομένου θυγατέρα πρὸ χρόνου τινὸς ἀποδημῆσαι, ἵνα μὴ πέμψῃ προσφοράν” (a wedding-present). Cp. 1270. δηλώσεται, pass.: see O. T. 672 n.
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