εὐνῆς … τῆς κάτω, his bride who is dead. Cp. Eur. Tro. 831 “αἱ μὲν εὐνάς” (husbands), “αἱ δὲ παῖδας, ι αἱ δὲ ματέρας γεραιάς”. It would be awkward to understand, ‘the ruin of his marriage, (which is to be only) in the world below.’ πατρὸς ἔργα: he does not know that Creon is listening. λέχος, marriage, as in 573. This word, too, could mean ‘bride’ (Ai. 211): it is v. 1224 that decides our version.
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