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καίτοι marks the transition to another and higher point of view than Creon's. ‘Thou wilt never approve my deed. And yet how could I have won a better claim to the approval of all who judge rightly?’ In “καίτοι πόθεν κλέος γ᾽” the absence of caesura gives a slower movement, just as in v. 44: she communes with her own thought. κλέοςεὐκλεέστερον, like “δύσπνοοι πνοαί” (587), “φρένες δύσφρονες” (1261), “πόνοι δύσπονοι” (1277): Ph. 894ξύνηθες...ἔθος”. Distinguish the case of the adj. compounded with a noun merely cognate in sense to the subst.; above, v. 7 n.

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