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ξυμφορὰν euphemistic (O. T. 99 n.): cp. 369 “τὴν πάλαι γένους φθοράν”. Here, as there, “γένους”=“"race,"” not “"birth."” Theseus supposes Oed. to mean that the hereditary curse has fallen on him with especial weight.

ἐρεῖς, “"will you mention,"i.e."do you allude to"”: cp. Ph. 439 ff. ΦΙ. ἀναξίου μὲν φωτὸς ἐξερήσομαι... ΝΕ. ποίου γε τούτου πλὴν Ὀδυσσέως ἐρεῖς; ΦΙ. οὐ τοῦτον εἷπον”.

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