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εὐνῆςτῆς κάτω, his bride who is dead. Cp. Eur. Tro. 831αἱ μὲν εὐνάς” (husbands), “αἱ δὲ παῖδας, 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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