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καὶ ταῦτ̓...; For “καί” in preface to an indignant question, cp. O. C. 263 n.

ἀληθῆ, predicative adj., with adverbial force, and so here=“ἀληθῶς” (a word not extant in Soph. ). In Plat. Lach. 186A, “τοῦτο μὲν ἀληθῆ λέγεις” (as also in Menon 98 B etc.), Krüger and others take “ἀληθῆ” as an adv.,=“ἀληθῶς”: but the sense there is, ‘you are right as to that,’—“τοῦτο” being acc. of respect, and “ἀληθῆ” acc. governed by “λέγεις.

κρατεῖ τούτων, controls these things (like “κρατεῖν τῶν πραγμάτων”, Dem. or. 1. § 26), i.e., ordains that they must be so.

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    • Plato, Laches, 186a
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 263
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