κλύειν τὸν ἐσθλὸν ἄνδρα: i.e. ‘An “ἐσθλὸς ἀνήρ”, such as thou art, ought to defer to his king, instead of seeking to overrule him.’ The words seem also to glance at the alleged disloyalty of Ajax. Cp. Ant. 666“ἀλλ᾽ ὃν πόλις στήσειε, τοῦδε χρὴ κλύειν”. Ph. 925“τῶν γὰρ ἐν τέλει κλύειν ι τό τ᾽ ἔνδικόν με καὶ τὸ συμφέρον ποεῖ”.—For τῶν ἐν τέλει, see Ant. 67 n.
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