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κράτος δὲοὐδαμᾷ παραβατὸν πέλειτούτῳ ), ὅτῳ κράτος μέλει”: but an offence against authority cannot be permitted by him who has authority in his keeping. The antecedent to ὅτῳ, viz. “τούτῳ”, is an ethic dat., ‘in his sight’; he must not look on and see the law broken. For this dat., cp. 904.

οὐδαμᾷ (Dor.): cp. 763.—For μέλει cp. 1335: Il. 2.25 λαοί τ᾽ ἐπιτετράφαται καὶ τόσσα μέμηλεν”. The Chorus echoes Creon's saying (677).

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