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[860] Nature ordains death as the destiny of all mortals.

What, a death like the one which that ill-fated one died beneath a race of swift hooves, entangled in the cutting, dragging reins?

The mutilation is beyond thought!

[865] Yes, so it is, when in foreign soil, without being tended by my hands—

ah, no!

—he has been buried not receiving from me either burial [870] or lamentation.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus, 1-150
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 1062
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Trachiniae, 218
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