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εἰ δὲ τόδεστείχειν μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ, — ἡδύ ἐστιδίδωμί σοι, τούτων κρίναντιὁπότερον βούλει ), χρῆσθαιαὐτῷ. For τόδ̓ in appos. with στείχειν cp. Xen. Cyr. 8.4.4σαφηνίζεσθαι δέ, ὡς ἕκαστον ἐτίμα, τοῦτο ἐδόκει αὐτῷ ἀγαθὸν εἶναι”: Aeschin. or. 2 § 106τὸ μὴ πολυπραγμονεῖν ἡμᾶς τοὺς πρέσβεις μηδέν, τοῦτ᾽ ἀγαθὸν ὑπολαμβάνων εἶναι”. Here τόδε similarly follows the word with which it is in appos., though it should properly precede it, as Eur. Phoen. 550μέγ᾽ ἥγησαι τόδε, περιβλέπεσθαι τίμιον;

τούτων partitive gen. with κρίναντι, “"having chosen (one) of these things"”; cp.

δυοῖν δικαιοῖ δρᾶν ἀποκρίνας κακοῖν,
γῆς ἀπῶσαι... κτεῖναι.

δίδωμιχρῆσθαι: cp. Xen. Anab. 3. 4 §§ 41 f.εἰ βούλει, μένε..., εἰ δὲ χρῄζεις, πορεύου...Ἀλλὰ δίδωμί σοι, ἔφη Χειρίσοφος, ὁπότερον βούλει ἑλέσθαι”.

With “εἴτ̓ ἐμοῦ”, the constr. would be, “εἴτε μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ στείχειν” (“ἡδὺ αὐτῷ ἐστι, στείχειν πάρεστιν”), a word expressing consent being evolved from “τάξω”. But (1) this is harsher than

εἰ τῶνδε χρῄζεις πλησιαζόντων κλύειν
ἕτοιμος εἰπεῖν, εἴτε καὶ στείχειν ἔσω

(“χρῄζεις”), where “ἕτοιμος” is more easily fitted to the second clause; though somewhat similar is

πεπυσμέναι γάρ, εἰ θανεῖν ἡμᾶς εἴτε κατθανεῖν βαδηαμ̓ χρεών,
ἥδιον ἂν θάνοιμεν, εἴθ᾽ ὁρᾶν φάος

(“χρεών”), sc.ἥδιον ἂν ὁρῷμεν”. And (2) in proposing the second alternative,—that Oed. should accompany him,—it is more suitable that he should address Oed. himself.

τῇδε, “"in that sense,"i.e. in whichever course you may prefer, “ ἂν σὺ βούλῃ”: cp. 1444: Ant. 1111δόξα τῇδ᾽ ἐπεστράφη”: El. 1301ὅπως καὶ σοὶ φίλον καὶ τοὐμὸν ἔσται τῇδ᾽.

ξυνοίσομαι, agree: Antiph. or. 5 § 42τοῖς μὲν πρώτοιςλόγοιςσυνεφέρετο,... τούτοις δὲ διεφέρετο”.

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