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μέλλοντα, belonging to the future. To Creon's wish for death the Chorus replies, in effect, ‘Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.’

τῶν προκειμένων: the duties which lie immediately before us; meaning here especially the obsequies of the dead.

For τι cp. O. C. 500ἀλλ᾽ ἐν τάχει τι πράσσετον”.

τῶνδ᾽ = τῶν μελλόντων.

ὅτοισι χρὴ μέλειν, i.e., “τοῖς θεοῖς”. Cp. Ph. 1036θεοῖσιν εἰ δίκης μέλει, ἔξοιδα δ᾽ ὡς μέλει γε”.

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