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δικαίως, with right, since Thebes, which had been his “τρόφος” so long (760), has a better claim to him than Athens, however hospitable. And Creon has an especial right to urge the claim as being now the guardian of the family honour (755). Not: “"as they owed it to thee to do"”: nor, “"in due form,"” as opp. to private overtures.

ἐκ δὲ τῶν. When the art. stands as demonstr. pron., it is usu. the first word in the clause: but cp. 1699 (“τὸν”): Aesch. Eum. 2ἐκ δὲ τῆς Θέμιν”: Plat. Euthyd. 303 Cπολλὰ μὲν οὖν καὶ ἄλλα...ἐν δὲ τοῖς καὶ τοῦτο”: Eur. Alc. 264οἰκτρὰν φίλοισιν, ἐκ δὲ τῶν μάλιστ᾽ ἐμοί”. (In Soph. Ph.1243 ἐν δὲ τοῖς ἑγώ” is doubtful; L has “τοῖσδ᾽”.)

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