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Maidens, behold how suddenly the word
spoken of old by the oracle
has now descended upon us!
It said that after the dozenth plowing season
had filled its quota of months the son of Zeus would
bring his toils to an end. That prophecy
comes firmly home: for how can a man whose eyes
830are shadowed in death be a slave to toils thereafter?

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