αὕτη δ᾽. Creon began by addressing Antigone (473). He now denounces her to the Chorus. Cp. O. T. 1078 “αὕτη δ᾽ ἴσως, κ.τ.λ.” (of Iocasta).— ὑβρίζειν μὲν … ὕβρις δ᾽: epanaphora (O. T. 25 n.). The sense is, ‘Her disobedience was an act of consummate insolence; and her defiance now makes it worse.’ ἐξηπίστατο, ‘knew thoroughly,’ with bitterness; cp. 686; Eur. fr. 796 “ὅστις σωφρονεῖν ἐπίσταται.” τότ᾽ is explained by “ὑπερβαίνουσα.—τοὺς προκ”., which had been set forth: cp. O. T. 865, Eur. I. T. 1189 “τὸν νόμον...τὸν προκείμενον.” τούτοις, neut., these deeds: cp. 468 “κείνοις ...τοῖσδε.” δεδρακυῖαν γελᾶν=to exult in having done it. For the partic., cp. Aristoph. Vesp. 1007 “κοὐκ ἐγχανεῖταί σ᾽ ἐξαπατῶν Ὑπέρβολος”.
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