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ἥδ᾽ referring to “ταύτην” (cp. 296 f.). At first sight δ᾽ is attractive; but that phrase is properly used with the imperat., and has a defiant or scornful tone ( O. T. 669 δ᾽ οὖν ἴτω”: Ai. 961οἱ δ᾽ οὖν γελώντων”: Aristoph. Ach. 186οἱ δ᾽ οὖν βοώντων”). The quiet “ἥδ᾽” is more impressive here.— ὀλεῖ τινά, i.e. “ἐμέ”: Creon understands him to mean “σέ”. As vv. 763 f. show, Haemon is resolved not to survive Antigone. But he has no thought of threatening his father's life: his frantic action at v. 1231 was a sudden impulse, instantly followed by remorse (1245). For the sinister “τις”, cp. Ai. 1138τοῦτ᾽ εἰς ἀνίαν τοὔπος ἔρχεταί τινι”. Aristoph. Ran. 552 ff.κακὸν ἥκει τινί...δώσει τις δίκην”. Thuc. 4.68εἰ...μὴ πείσεταί τις, αὐτοῦ τὴν μάχην ἔσεσθαι”.

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