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Chorus
Alas, alas! What piteous dirge will you devise to mourn the outrage done you? No more through Ida's looms [200] shall I ply the shuttle to and fro. I look my last on my children's bodies, my last; I shall endure surpassing misery, it may be as the unwilling bride of some Hellene (perish the night and fortune that brings me to this!); [205] it may be as a wretched slave from Peirene's sacred fount I shall draw their store of water. Oh! may it be ours to come to Theseus' famous realm, a land of joy. [210] Never, never let me see Eurotas' swirling tide, hateful home of Helen, there to meet and be the slave of Menelaus, whose hand laid Troy waste!

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 976
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