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θεοί. Creon had urged that filial piety demands the submission of the son's judgment to the “γνώμη πατρῴα” (640); and had warned Haemon against disregarding the voice of reason (648). Haemon replies: ‘Reason is the gift of the gods. I dare not suggest that your reasonings are wrong; but other men, too, may sometimes reason soundly. Now, I know what the Thebans are saying of your action; and, as a son devoted to your welfare, I ought to tell you.’—The tact and deference which mark this speech place Creon's “αὐθάδεια” in a stronger light.

κτημάτων: cp. 1050: O. T. 549: Her. 5.24κτημάτων πάντων ἐστὶ τιμιώτατον ἀνὴρ φίλος ξυνετός τε καὶ εὔνοος”.

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.24
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