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Odysseus
It is not for you to know; for you will die today for your villainy.

Chorus
Will you not declare the password, before my sword finds its way to your heart?

Odysseus
[685] Halt! Be of good heart.

Chorus
Come near. Strike, everyone!

Odysseus
What! have you slain Rhesus?

Chorus
No, but you, who came to slay us—

Odysseus
Stay, every man of you!

Chorus
No, no, lay on!

Odysseus
Ah! do not slay a friend!

Chorus
What is the password, then?

Odysseus
“Phoebus”.

Chorus
Right! every man hold back his spear!

Do you know where the men have gone?

Odysseus
Somewhere here I caught a sight of them.

Chorus
[690] Close on their track each man of you!

Or should we shout for aid?

No, it would be strange conduct to disturb our friends with wild alarms by night.Exeunt Odysseus and Diomedes.

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