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To Ilium, its purpose fulfilling, [700] Wrath brought a marriage rightly named a mourning,1exacting in later time requital for the dishonor done to hospitality and to Zeus, the partaker of the hearth, [705] upon those who with loud voice celebrated the song in honor of the bride, even the bridegroom's kin to whom it fell that day to raise the marriage-hymn. [710] But Priam's city has learned, in her old age, an altered strain, and now, I trust, wails a loud song, full of lamentation, calling Paris “evil-wed”; for she has born the burden of a life in which everything was destroyed, a life full of lamentation because of [715] the wretched slaughter of her sons

1 κῆδος has a double sense: “marriage-alliance” and “sorrow.”

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