θηρῶνθ᾽ recalls the metaphor used by Creon himself, “τήνδ᾽ ἐχειρούμην ἄγραν” (950). ἡ τύχη=Destiny: see on O. T. 977 “τί δ᾽ ἂν φοβοῖτ᾽ ἄνθρωπος, ᾧ τὰ τῆς τύχης ι κρατεῖ”. The “"irony of fate"” is better denoted by “τύχη” than by the proposed substitute “Δίκη” ( El. 528 “ἡ γὰρ Δίκη νιν εἷλεν, οὐκ ἐγὼ μόνη”). τὰ … δόλῳ κτήματα=“τὰ δόλῳ κατακτηθέντα”, the instrum. dat. with the noun as with the cognate partic.: Tr. 668 “τῶν σῶν Ἡρακλεῖ δωρημάτων”: Plat. Legg. 631C “εἴς τε δρόμον καὶ εἰς τὰς ἄλλας πάσας κινήσεις τῷ σώματι”: Soph. 261 E “τῶν τῇ φωνῇ περὶ τὴν οὐσίαν δηλωμάτων.” τῷ μὴ δικαίῳ: cp. 73.
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