ποδαγός, Doric (cp. 715 “ναός”, n.), ‘guide,’ as Eur. Phoen. 1715 “σύ μοι ποδαγὸς ἀθλία γενοῦ” (Oed. to Antigone). Plat. Legg. 899A has “ποδηγεῖν” as= ‘to guide.’ —The word is usu. taken here as merely pedissequus, ‘attendant.’ But the sense of ‘guiding’ is essential to it. Creon had indicated the region (1110), but he need not be supposed to know the spot where the body lay, or even the exact situation of Antigone's tomb. ἑσπόμην, ‘attended,’ is compatible with guiding.
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