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Antigone
Now you know of the Erinys by experience—

Ismene
[995] And you are made aware no later—

Antigone
When you came back to our city,

Ismene
Yes, to face him with your spear.

Antigone
A tale of destruction!

Ismene
Destruction to look upon!

Antigone
[1000] Oh, the grief—

Ismene
Oh, the evils—

Antigone
For home and land.

Ismene
Above all for me,

Antigone
And more also for me.

Ismene
[1005] Ah I pity your grievous suffering, my king.

Antigone
Pity for you both, most lamentable of all men.

Ismene
You were possessed by delusion.

Antigone
Where shall we lay them in the earth?

Ismene
Ah, where their honor is greatest.

Antigone
[1010] To lie beside their father, a cause for him of sorrow.

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