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δούλευμα: cp. on 650.

μὴ κωτιλλέ με, ‘do not seek to cajole me,’— referring to “εἰ μὴ πατὴρ ἦσθ᾽”, as expressive of filial respect. Creon means, ‘do not pretend that you have any of the feelings with which a son ought to regard a father.’

Cp. Theognis 363 “εὖ κώτιλλε τὸν ἐχθρόν” (cajole)' “ὅταν δ᾽ ὑποχείριος ἔλθῃ, τῖσαί νιν, πρόφασιν μηδεμίαν θέμενος”: id. 851 “Ζεὺς ἄνδρ᾽ ἐξολέσειεν Ὀλύμπιος, ὃς τὸν ἑταῖρον μαλθακὰ κωτίλλων ἐξαπατᾶν ἐθέλει”.

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