μέγ᾽ ἂν λέγοις δώρημα,=“μέγα ἂν εἴη δώρημα ὃ λέγεις”, it would be a great benefit of which you speak (sc. “εἰ κρατοῖς”). Cp. Ant. 218. τῆς συνουσίας, “"from your abiding with the people here (at Colonus)"”: i.e. “"You have suggested a strong reason for your staying here, rather than for going with me to Athens."” Cp. “τῇ ξυνουσίᾳ” in 63. It would be tame, at this stage, to take “ξυνουσία” merely of his presence in Attica. The belief of Theseus in Theban amity (606) has now been shaken by his visitor (620). τῆς ς., gen. of source (ultimately possessive): O. T. 170 “φροντίδος ἔγχος”, a weapon furnished by thought.
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