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τὰ δ᾽ ἄλλα πάντα,—her wishes concerning her foes. When the news from Phocis comes a moment later, it is as if the god had answered the unspoken prayer.

660 Following the directions given in vv. 39 ff., the Paedagogus now appears as a “ξένος Φωκεύς”. Cp. O.T. 924 ff., where the messenger from Corinth presents himself to Iocasta and the Chorus.

πῶς ἂν εἰδείην, a courteous mode of inquiry; cp. 1103: O.T. 924 “ἆρ᾽ ἂν παρ᾽ ὑμῶν, ξένοι, μάθοιμ᾽ ὅπου” | “τὰ τοῦ τυράννου δώματ᾽ ἐστὶν Οἰδίπου”; For “πῶς ἄν” in wishes, cp. Ph. 531 f.


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