παρ᾽ οὐδέν: cp. 466: O. T. 983 “ταῦθ᾽ ὅτῳ ι παρ᾽ οὐδέν ἐστι”. The addition of ὡς serves to mark Creon's point of view more strongly: cp. O. C. 732 “ἥκω γὰρ οὐχ ὡς δρᾶν τι βουληθείς”, n. ὃς ἂν … δρᾷ, the antecedent “τούτῳ” being suppressed,=a dat., “τῷ δρῶντι”: cp. Isocr. or. 18 § 37 “προσήκει βοηθεῖν ὑμᾶς οὐχ οἵτινες ἂν δυστυχεστάτους σφᾶς αὑτοὺς ἀποδείξωσιν ἀλλ᾽ οἵτινες ἂν δικαιότερα λέγοντες φαίνωνται”. That such a relative clause was felt as practically equivalent to a noun-case may be seen from Thuc. 2.62, where it is co-ordinated with a dative: “αὔχημα μὲν...καὶ δειλῷ τινὶ ἐγγίγνεται, καταφρόνησις δέ, ὃς ἂν καὶ γνώμῃ πιστεύῃ”. Thuc. uses this constr. esp. in definitions, as 6. 14, “τὸ καλῶς ἄρξαι τοῦτ᾽ εἶναι, ὃς ἂν τὴν πατρίδα ὠφελήσῃ”.
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