ἐγὼ οὔτ̓: so 998: O.T. 332 “ἐγὼ οὔτ᾽ ἐμαυτόν”: Ant. 458 “ἐγὼ οὐκ ἔμελλον”: Ph. 585 “ἐγώ εἰμ᾽ Ἀτρείσαις”. L's λέγω, of which “λέγων” was a correction, came in by mistake from 936. Schneidewin's νέμων has been generally received, and is clearly right: cp. on 879. While ἄνανδρον answers to “κένανδρον ἢ δούλην” in 917, ἄβουλον (940), which implies the lack of a guiding mind, answers to “κἄμ᾽ ἴσον τῷ μηδενί” in 918.—Creon's speech is as clever as it is impudent. He has only anticipated what the Athenians themselves would have wished. Indeed, he has acted in reliance on the Areiopagus (950). If his method has been rough, he was provoked by the violence of Oedipus.
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