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. 500 “ἀλλ᾽ ἐν τάχει τι πράσσετον”. τῶνδ᾽ = τῶν μελλόντων. ὅτοισι χρὴ μέλειν, i.e., “τοῖς θεοῖς”. Cp. Ph. 1036 “θεοῖσιν εἰ δίκης μέλει, ι ἔξοιδα δ᾽ ὡς μέλει γε”.
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