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This has pierced the earth and reached your ear1 as if it were an arrow. [380] O Zeus, O Zeus, who send long-deferred retribution up from below onto the reckless and wicked deeds done by the hands of mortals. . . . And yet it will be accomplished for our father's sake.2 [385]

1 The ear of Agamemnon.

2 He thus justifies his (unvoiced) prayer, “slay my mother”

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