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Chorus
Zeus and Apollo indeed are keen of thought and know the affairs of the earth. [500] But there is no sure test of whether a mortal seer attains more knowledge than I do, though man may surpass man in wisdom. But until I see the word made good, I will never assent when men blame Oedipus. Before all eyes the winged maiden came against him once upon a time, and he was seen to be wise, [510] and bore the test in welcome service to the state. Never, therefore, will he be adjudged guilty of evil.

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