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πρόσθεν τε, answered by νῦν τε in 772. The interval is somewhat long, but the first τε merely prepares the ear for a statement in two parts.

οἰκείοις, due to my own acts: it was horror at his own involuntary crimes that made him eager to quit Thebes: cp.

καὶ τάδ᾽ οὔτις ἄλλος ἦν
'γὼ 'π᾽ ἐμαυτῷ τάσδ᾽ ἀρὰς προστιθείς

. So Ai. 260οἰκεῖα πάθη, μηδενὸς ἄλλου παραπράξαντος”: El. 215οἰκείας εἰς ἄτας ἐμπίπτεις”.

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