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FIRST SEMI-CHORUS
Oh! wretch! oh! infamous man! You are naught but a beggar and yet you dare to talk to us like this! you insult their worships the informers!

SECOND SEMI-CHORUS
By Poseidon! he speaks the truth; he has not lied in a single detail.

FIRST SEMI-CHORUS
But though it be true, need he say it? But you'll have no great cause to be proud of your insolence!

SECOND SEMI-CHORUS
Where are you running to? Don't you move; if you strike this man, I shall be at you.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Philoctetes, 1299
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