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[836] No, for I know that the prince Amphiaraus was ensnared by a woman's chain of gold and swallowed up. And now beneath the earth—

[840] ah, me, ah, me!

—He reigns supreme with the wits of the living.

ah, me!

ah, me, indeed! For the murderess—

[845] Was slain.


I know it; I know it. For a champion arose to avenge the grieving dead. But for me no champion remains: he who yet remained has been snatched clean away.

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