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εἰ θέμις εἰπεῖν (cp. O. C. 1556), because it is a heavy charge against the King, that he has caused his son's death.— ἄτην, in apposition with “μνῆμα”: the corpse is an “ἄτη”, because the death was caused by Creon's infatuation. ἀλλοτρίαν here answers to “οἰκεῖος” as=‘caused by oneself’ (cp. on 1187).

ἁμαρτών is causal: he is bringing a corpse, not through the fault of others, but because he himself has erred. For the partic. in the nom., opposed to a clause of different form, cp. Dem. or. 23 § 156εἶδεν, εἴτε δή τινος εἰπόντος εἴτ᾽ αὐτὸς συνείς”. See also 381 f.

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    • Demosthenes, Against Aristocrates, 156
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 381
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