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Ah! You paths of the sounding sea, you tidal caves and wooded pastures by the shore, long, long, too long indeed [415] have you detained me here at Troy. But no more will you hold me, no more so long as I have the breath of life. Of that much let sane men be sure.

O neighboring streams of Scamander, [420] kindly to the Greeks, no more shall you look on Ajax, whose equal in the army—here I will boast— [425] Troy has never seen come from the land of Hellas. But now deprived of honor I lie low here in the dust!

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 1068
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