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βλέποντες. Like Antigone (937), Creon now calls the Theban Elders to witness. Cp. n. on 162—210.

κτανόντας refers to Creon himself (for the plur., cp. 10), as θανόντας to Haemon: for the “παρήχησις”, cp. Ph. 336 κτανών τε χὡ θανών.

ἐμφυλίους = συγγενεῖς: cp. O. T. 1406αἷμ᾽ ἐμφύλιον” (n.): O. C. 1385γῆς ἐμφυλίου”, ‘the land of thy race.’


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