Look! Now again, for the third time, has the tempest of this clan burst on the royal house and run its course. [1065] First, at the beginning, came the cruel woes of children slain for food; next, the fate of a man, a king, [1070] when the warlord of the Achaeans perished, murdered in his bath. And now, once again, there has come from somewhere a third, a deliverer, or shall I say a doom? Oh when will it finish its work, when will the fury of calamity, lulled to rest, find an end and cease? [1075]

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