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Creon
[1306] Ah, no! I tremble with fear. Why does no one strike me full on my chest with a two-edged sword? [1310] I am miserable—ah—and bathed in miserable anguish!

Messenger
Yes, because you were accused of responsibility for both this son's death, and the other's, by her whose corpse you see.

Creon
What was the manner of the violent deed by which she departed?

Messenger
[1315] Her own hand struck her to the heart upon learning her son's sharply-lamented fate.

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  • Commentary references to this page (6):
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 544
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 112
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Ajax, 693
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Electra, 1411
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Electra, 668
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Trachiniae, 311
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