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Chorus
Is the battle now or yet to be? [1075] For somehow my mind presages to me that soon I will meet the maidens who have suffered fearfully, who have found fearful suffering at the hands of a kinsman.

Today Zeus will bring something to completion. [1080] I predict noble struggles. Oh, to be a dove with the strength and swiftness of a whirlwind, that I might reach an airy cloud, and hang my gaze above the fight!

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus, 463-512
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 354
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Trachiniae, 953
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