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Said by Creon, clearly—not by the Chorus. ‘I can give thee no encouragement (οὐδέν adv.) to hope that

the doom is not to be ratified on this wise’ (i.e., by death). μὴ οὐ, not “μή”, on account of “οὐδέν” (443 n.).

κατακυροῦσθαι, pres. denoting what is to be; Ph. 113αἱρεῖ τὰ τόξα ταῦτα τὴν Τροίαν μόνα”. Attic prose used “κυροῦν” or “ἐπικυροῦν” (“γνώμην, νόμον, ψήφισμα”, etc.). Cp. Creon's peremptory word “τελείαν” in 632.

ταύτῃ (722) combined with τάδε: cp. 39.

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