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Consent, reflect, listen, my king, I beg you.

[650] What would you have me grant you?

Respect him who was in the past not foolish, and who now is strong in his oath.

Do you understand what you crave?

I do.

[655] Tell me, then, what you mean.

That you should never use an unproved rumor to cast a dishonoring charge on the friend who has bound himself with a curse.

Then be quite aware that when you seek this you are seeking death or exile from this land for me.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 817
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Trachiniae, 360
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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.3.2
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