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παντὸς with λόγου δικαίου: “"thou who wouldst borrow a crafty device from any plea of right"”—as he here uses the “λόγος δίκαιος” about duty to friends and fatherland for the purpose of enticing Oedipus back. Cp.

ἔξοιδα γάρ νιν παντὸς ἂν λόγου κακοῦ
γλώσσῃ θιγόντα

: Eur. I. A. 97πάντα προσφέρων λόγον”. This is better than to make παντὸς neut., taking λόγου δ. as defining gen. with μηχάνημα: “"thou who from anything wouldst borrow a crafty device consisting in a fair plea"”: for which, however, we might cp. Eur. Hec. 248πολλῶν λόγων εὑρήμαθ᾽ ὥστε μὴ θανεῖν”, Ant. 312ἐξ ἄπαντος...κερδαίνειν”, and below, 807.

ἂν φέρων=“ὃς φέροις ἄν”: as in Ph. 407 f. (quoted above) “ἂν...θιγόντα”=“ὅτι θίγοι ἄν”. Dem. or. 18 § 258πόλλ᾽ ἂν ἔχων ἕτερ᾽ εἰπεῖν περὶ αὐτῆς παραλείπω”,=“ὅτε ἔχοιμι ἄν”. Cp. O. T. 11 n.


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