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[3] Afterwards, however, when the leaders were gathered at a banquet, and a certain Phocian sang the first chorus in the ‘Electra’ of Euripides1, which begins with:
0 thou daughter of Agamemnon,
I am come, Electra, to thy rustic court,
all were moved to compassion, and felt it to be a cruel deed to abolish and destroy a city which was so famous, and produced such poets.

1 Verses 167 f. (Kirchhoff).

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