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Over these poor men it can be said that they did much to harm our citizens and also the ranks of all the foreigners [925] who died in abundance in the fighting.

Ill-fated beyond all women who are called by the name of mother is she who bore them. After she made her own child her own husband, [930] she gave birth to these sons, who have thus ended their lives with kindred hands giving death for death.

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