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Behold, new ills of heavy fate have newly come from the blind stranger, [1450] unless, perhaps, fate is finding its goal. I cannot say that a purpose of the divinities is ever vain. Time sees all things forever, and raises up some things, [1455] then on the next day raises others back up again. The sky resounds! Zeus!


Children, children! If there is any man still here, send him forth to bring back Theseus, excellent in all respects.

And what, father, is the purpose of your summons?

[1460] This winged thunder of Zeus will soon lead me to Hades. So send someone with speed.

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