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I respond: because of a certain accidental but true inconvenience: the phrase 'for many'--as it is said--in our minds (not forewarned) excludes that universality of the redemptive work which for the Semitic mind could be and certainly was connoted in that phrase because of the theological context.
It echoed that old song about bananas but also connoted a sense of exasperation: "All right, already--quit bugging me.
If, however, Spero's titular "cry" referred to the Thebans' implied lamentation, it also connoted rather more than that.