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ὡς δεῖ γενέσθαι ταῦτα: i.e., if Ph. consents to come (1332): if he does not, then Troy cannot be taken (611). The change of δεῖ to χρὴ is unnecessary, since “δεῖ” can equally well denote what is ordained by fate: cp. 998: 1397: O. T. 825.

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    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 825
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 998
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