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Ah, my father, if only beneath Ilium's walls [345] you had been slain, slashed by some Lycian spearman! Then you would have left a good name for your children in their halls, and in their maturity you would have made their lives admired by men. [350] And in a land beyond the sea you would have found a tomb heaped high with earth, no heavy burden for your house to bear—

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