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Orestes and Electra come out of the hut, followed by attendants who are carrying the two corpses. The following lines between Electra, Orestes and the Chorus are chanted.

0 Earth, and Zeus who sees all mortal acts, look at these loathsome bloody deeds, these two bodies [1180] lying on the earth at the blow from my hand, atonement for my suffering . . .

Too many tears, my brother, and I am the cause. Unhappy, that I came to fiery rage against this woman, who was my mother!

[1185] Alas for your fate; you gave birth to unbearable pain, and you suffered it, miserably and beyond, from your children. Yet you have rightly paid for their father's murder.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Ajax, 527
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