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Chorus
Why do you leave in silence? You must know
that silence pleads the cause of your accuser.

Hyllus
Let her depart. And may some fair wind sweep her
far from the place where I must look upon her!
Why should a mother's name bring dignity
to her, whose deeds are nothing like a mother's?
Good riddance to her! May she find such pleasures
820as she herself has given to my father. Hyllus goes into the palace.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus, 911-1085
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Antigone, 1244
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Trachiniae, 276
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