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[823] Where are the thunderbolts of Zeus, or where the [825] shining Sun, if they look upon these things and quietly cover them over?

ah, me, ah, me!

My child, why do you weep?


[830] Give no cry of bad omen!

You will break my heart!

How do you mean?

If you suggest that I keep hope for those who have surely passed to Hades, [835] you will trample even harder upon me as I waste away.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Ajax, 635
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