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Which of us do you consider the greater sufferer by your present attitude? Me, because I am not to bring you back? Or yourself, when you reject your friends and country?

δυστυχεῖν has been explained as “"to be in error,"” referring to Creon's ignorance of the lot in store for Thebes (787); but it is simpler to take it of Creon's failure to win Oedipus. However great that loss may be, Creon means, the loss to Oed. himself will be greater still.

ἐς τὰ σά, “"with regard to your doings"”; cp. 1121: O. T. 980σὺ δ᾽ εἰς τὰ μητρὸς μὴ φοβοῦ νυμφεύματα” (n.). “ σ᾽ εἰς τὰ σαυτοῦ, σὲ” being elided, though emphatic: O. T. 64πόλιν τε κἀμὲ καὶ σ᾽ ὁμοῦ στένει.

ἐν τῷ νῦν λόγῳ, in our present discussion (from 728).

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