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ἐπειδὴ καὶ λέγεις, ‘since thou must speak thus,’—“καί” emphasising “λέγεις”: cp. O. T. 1129: but ib. 412 “ἐπειδὴ καὶ τυφλόν μ᾽ ὠνείδισας” is different, “καί” going with “τυφλόν.

οὐ μήποτ̓: 103 n.— τὴν Σκῦρον (240): the art. is scornful: cp. 1060.

ἐκπλεύσῃς implies a further taunt: having come out so late, he will not even now stay and fight.

382 ff. The words ἀκούσας κἀξονειδισθείς form a rhetorical climax,— ‘having been addressed, yes, insulted, with such taunts’: κακά is object to “ἀκούσας”, and also ‘cognate’ acc. with “ἐξονειδισθείς”. Wecklein's ingenious κἀξονειδίσας seems unlikely, since N. is dwelling on his wrongs rather than on his own heat in resenting them.

πρὸς οἴκους: the plur. implies, ‘the home country,’ as 60 “ἐξ οἴκων μολεῖν”. The sing. (suggesting rather the private home) occurs in 58, 240, 488, 548.

τητώμενος: O. C. 1200 n.

κἀκ κακῶν, as the reputed son of Sisyphus, 417 n. Cp. O. T. 1397κακός τ᾽ ὢν κἀκ κακῶν”.


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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 1200
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1129
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1397
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1060
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