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Chorus
For what are you so eager, child? Do not let mad lust for battle fill your soul and carry you away. Reject this evil passion while it is still young.

Eteocles
Since God hastens the deed so urgently, [690] let the whole race of Laius, hated by Phoebus, be swept on the wind to Cocytus' destined flood!

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