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αὕτη κ., the blind have this kind of walking appointed for them,— viz., walking with the help of a guide. “αὕτη κ. αὕτη κ.” (O. C. 471): “κέλευθος” is not predicate (like “παῦλαν” in O. C. 88), as if the sense were, ‘this (“αὕτη” for “τοῦτο”) is walking for the blind,—viz. to walk with a guide.’ We do not need the art. “” with “ἐκ”, because πέλει=not simply ‘is,’ but, ‘is possible.’ Cp. O. C. 848οὔκουν ποτ᾽ ἐκ” (by means of) “τούτοιν γε μὴ σκήπτροιν ἔτι ὁδοιπορήσῃς” (the blind Oed.'s daughters).


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