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[840] The curseful utterance of their father has done its work and not fallen short. Laius' plans, made in disobedience, have kept their force. I am anxious for our city; divine decrees do not lose their edge.The funeral procession with the bodies of the brothers comes into view.


[845] O bringers of immense grief, you have done in this a deed beyond belief, yet lamentable troubles have indeed come.

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