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τὸ δίκαιον We can say, ἐπανορθοῦν (or even πράσσειν) ἐπὶ τὸ δίκαιον, to amend (or to act) ‘in the direction of right’; but hardly εἶναι μετὰ τῶν ἀδικ. ἐπὶ τὸ δίκ., to be on the side of the wronged in the cause of right: hence Taylor's omission of ἐπὶ seems warranted. ‘Trusting in the gods, and hoping that Justice will be the ally of the injured’. μένκαί, (as μέντε Soph. O. T. 498), Thuc. II. 65, τρία μὲν ἔτη ἀντεῖχον ...καὶ οὐ πρότερον ἐνέδοσαν. — If the subject to ἔσεσθαι is θεούς understood, τὸ δίκ.=‘as is just’, an acc. like τὸ λεγόμενον (Thuc. VII. 68): but this is too harsh.

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    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 498
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