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Chorus
[510] Terrible it is, stranger, to arouse the old woe that has for so long been laid to rest: and yet I yearn to hear—

Oedipus
What now?

Chorus
—Of that grief-filled anguish, cureless, with which you have wrestled.

Oedipus
[515] By your hospitality, do not uncover the shame that I have suffered!

Chorus
Seeing that the tale is wide-spread and in no way weakens, I wish, friend, to hear it straight.

Oedipus
Ah me!

Chorus
Grant the favor, I beg!

Oedipus
Alas, alas!

Chorus
[520] Grant my wish, as I have granted yours to the full.

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