κένανδρον … ἢ δούλην τινὰ, some State destitute of inhabitants, or else only peopled by spiritless slaves. Cp. O. T. 56, and Thuc. 7.77 “ἄνδρες γὰρ πόλις, καὶ οὐ τείχη οὐδὲ νῆες ἀνδρῶν κεναί”. So in Aesch. Suppl. 913 the king of Argos asks the insolent herald, “ἀλλ᾽ ἦ γυναικῶν ἐς πόλιν δοκεῖς μολεῖν;” The desire to find Creon's “ἄβουλον” (940) here has prompted the conjecture “ἢ βουλῆς δίχα”: but see on 940.
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