Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes (English) (XML Header) [genre: poetry; drama; tragedy] [word count] [Aesch. Sept.].
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Antigone Now you know of the Erinys by experience—

Ismene 995And you are made aware no later—

Antigone When you came back to our city,

Ismene Yes, to face him with your spear.

Antigone A tale of destruction!

Ismene Destruction to look upon!

Antigone 1000Oh, the grief—

Ismene Oh, the evils—

Antigone For home and land.

Ismene Above all for me,

Antigone And more also for me.

Ismene 1005Ah I pity your grievous suffering, my king.

Antigone Pity for you both, most lamentable of all men.

Ismene You were possessed by delusion.

Antigone Where shall we lay them in the earth?

Ismene Ah, where their honor is greatest.

Antigone 1010To lie beside their father, a cause for him of sorrow.



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