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But the keen and bitter sword is near the breast and drives home its blow at the bidding of Justice. [640] For truly the injustice of him who has unjustly transgressed the sovereign majesty of Zeus lies on the ground trampled under foot.1 [645]

1 The translation is based on the reading παρεκβάντος (Stanley); but this and all other alterations do not remove the difficulties of the original.

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