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νόμοισι, here, rules of conduct, principles, as El. 1043; cp. O. C. 907.

αὔξω, pres. (used also in Attic prose): the Attic fut. was “αὐξήσω”. The pres. here expresses purpose (‘I intend to make Thebes prosperous’). Cp. Plat. Legg. 731Aφιλονεικείτω δὲ ἡμῖν πᾶς πρὸς ἀρετήν: γὰρ τοιοῦτος αὔξει τὰς πόλεις”.

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