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Euripides, The Trojan Women (ed. E. P. Coleridge), line 608 (search)
Andromache Hence with my child as booty am I borne; the noble are brought to slavery—a bitter change. Hecuba This is necessity's grim law; it was just now that Cassandra was torn with brutal violence from my arms. Andromache Alas, alas! it seems a second Aias has appeared to wrong your daughter; but there are other ills for you. Hecuba Yes, beyond all count or measure are my sorrows; evil vies with evil in the struggle to be first. Andromache Your daughter Polyxena is dead, slain at Achilles' tomb, an offering to his lifeless corpse. Hecuba O woe is me! This is that riddle Talthybius long ago told me, a truth obscurely uttered. Andromache I saw her myself; so I alighted from the chariot, and covered her corpse with a mantle, and struck upon my breast. Hecuba Alas! my child, for your unhallowed sacrifice! and yet again, alas! for your shameful death! Andromache Her death was even as it was, and yet that death of hers was after all a happier fate than my life. Hecuba Death