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Chorus
No, do not let yourself be driven to it. You will not be called a coward if you retain life nobly. Will not the avenging Erinys in her dark aegis [700] leave your house, when the gods receive sacrifice from your hands?

Eteocles
The gods, it seems, have already banished us from their care, yet they admire the grace we offer them when we perish. So then, why should we cringe and shy away from deadly fate?

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Ajax, 873
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