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τῷ σῷ δικαίῳ: i.e., ‘you dissuade me from this deed because, as you say, you are anxious for my welfare. Am I not, then (δῆτ̓), to obey my own sense of duty? Must I obey yours instead?’ The peculiarity of the phrase is that “τῷ σῷ δικαίῳ” means here, ‘what is right according to you,’ whereas it would normally mean, ‘the right on which you rely,’ ‘your plea, or claim.’ Cp. 1110τὴν σὴν κληδόν̓”.

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