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Would that I could flee to secret clefts in the high mountains, and that there a god might make of me a feathered bird amid the wingèd throngs! [735] Would that I might soar aloft over the surf of the Adriatic shore and the waters of the Eridanus where into the deep-blue swell the luckless [740] girls, in grief for Phaethon, drop the amber radiance of their tears.1

1 Phaethon's sisters, in grief for his fall, were changed into amber-dropping trees.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 1044
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Ajax, 1217
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Trachiniae, 953
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