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Chorus O daughter of Pelias, farewell, and may you have joy even as you dwell in the sunless house of Hades! Let Hades, black-haired god, and the old man who sits at oar and tiller, ferryman of souls, be sure that it is by far the best of women that he has ferried in his skiff across the lake of Acheron.
Chorus Dances, dances and banquets now prevail throughout the holy town of Thebes. For change from tears, change from sorrow give birth to song. The new king is gone; our former monarch rules, having made his way even from the harbor of Acheron. Hope beyond all expectation is fulfilled.
Creon enters. He is followed by attendants carrying the body of Menoeceus. Creon Ah me! what shall I do? Am I to mourn with tears myself or my city, which has a cloud around it [as if it went through Acheron]? My son has died for his country, bringing glory to his name, but grievous woe to me. His body I have just now taken from the dragon's rocky lair and sadly carried the self-slain victim here in my arms; and the house is filled with weeping; but now I have come for my sister Jocasta, age seeking age, that she may bathe my child's corpse and lay it out. For those who are not dead must reverence the god below by paying honor to the dead. Chorus Leader Your sister, Creon, has gone out, and her daughter Antigone went with her. Creon Where did she go? What happened? Tell me. Chorus Leader She heard that her sons were about to engage in single combat for the royal house. Creon What do you mean? In my tenderness to my dead son, I was not able to learn this. Chorus Leader It is