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[595] These great griefs—

Unhappy one, bitter these woes to bear.

Our city ruined—

And sorrow to sorrow added.

Through the will of angry heaven, since the day that son 1 of yours escaped death, he that for a hated bride brought destruction on the Trojan citadel. There lie the gory corpses of the slain by the shrine of Pallas for vultures to carry off; [600] and Troy has come to slavery's yoke.

1 i.e., Paris, who had been exposed to die on account of an oracle foretelling the misery he would cause if he grew to man's estate; but shepherds had found him on the hills and reared him.

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