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Here he spent the night and the following day in bitter lamentations, and at last lay speechless, worn out with his cries and wailing, heaving deep groans. Then his friends, alarmed at his silence, forced their way in. To what the others said he would pay no attention, but when Aristander the seer reminded him of the vision he had seen concerning Cleitus, and of the omen, 1 assuring him that all this had long ago been decreed by fate, he seemed to be less obdurate.

1 Cf. chapter 50.2 f.

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