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αὐτὸ τοῦτο prepares the emphasis on κλοπεὺς, while it also refers back to 54 f. “τὴν Φιλοκτήτου...ἐκκλέψεις”. The connection of thought is:—‘No; open force is out of the question; the object which our ingenuity must compass is precisely that (which I have already indicated),—viz., how the bow can be taken by craft.’

σοφισθῆναι: cp. Ar. Av. 1401χαρίεντά γ̓, πρεσβῦτ̓, ἐσοφίσω καὶ σοφά.

κλοπεὺςγενήσει: cp. O. T. 721φονέα γενέσθαι πατρός”: O. C. 582ὅταν θάνω ᾿γὼ καὶ σύ μου ταφεὺς γένῃ”.

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    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1401
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 582
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 721
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