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Chorus
Lady, why do you hesitate to take this man into the house?

Iocasta
[680] I will, when I have learned what has happened.

Chorus
Blind suspicion, bred of talk, arose, and injustice inflicts wounds.

Iocasta
On both sides?

Chorus
Yes.

Iocasta
And what was the story?

Chorus
[685] It is enough, I think, enough, when our land is already vexed, that the matter should rest where it stopped.

Oedipus
Do you see to what you have come, for all your noble intent, in seeking to slacken and blunt my zeal?


Chorus
King, I have said it more than once— [690] be sure that I would have proved myself a madman, bankrupt in sane counsel, if I forsook you—you, who gave a true course to my beloved country when it was [695] distraught with troubles, and who now are likely to prove our prospering guide.

Iocasta
In the name of the gods, tell me, king, the reason that you have conceived this steadfast wrath.

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  • Commentary references to this page (4):
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 937
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Electra, 628
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Philoctetes, 377
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Philoctetes, 910
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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.3.1
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