ἐπάξιος, sc. “εἶ”. When the verb is thus omitted, the pron. is usu. added: here, the absence of “σύ” is excused by Οἰδίπους. This form of the voc. has the best MS. authority in some 12 places of Soph., as against 3 which support “Οἰδίπου” (more often gen.), viz. below, 557, 1346, and O. T. 405 (where see n.). κατοικτίσαι: Thuc. 1.138 “ἄξιος θαυμάσαι”. The pass. inf. is rarer in this constr., as “τίεσθαι δ᾽ ἀξιώτατος” Aesch. Ag. 531. Cp. 37.
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