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Xerxes Woe, woe is me! 975They beheld ancient and hateful Athens and with one convulsive struggle (alas, alas !) poor wretches, they lie gasping on the shore.

Chorus Did you really lose your trusty eye [Note]there, that which 980counted tens upon tens of thousands of the Persians, Batanochus' son Alpistus . . . son of Sesames, Megabates' son, Parthos and mighty Oebares, did you leave these behind? 985Alas, alas, the unhappy men! You speak of woe, surpassing woe, for noble Persians.



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