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How true it is. In the loss of so great an army  I have indeed been dealt a blow, wretched as I am. Chorus
What that belonged to Persia, unfortunate one, has not been destroyed? Xerxes
Do you see this remnant of my royal robe? Chorus
Yes, I do indeed. Xerxes
 And this quiver— Chorus
What is this you say has been saved? Xerxes
Treasury for shafts? Chorus
Truly a small remnant from an ample store. Xerxes
We have been deprived of defenders. Chorus
 Ionia's people shrink not from the spear.
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