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Adequate! (To the Messenger. ) 750 i need to understand the way you reached safeguard; then i'll ask my different questions. MESSENGER whilst the town shook in turmoil of struggle, I went during the gates the place the troops got here in. ADRASTUS Do you deliver the useless for whom they fought? MESSENGER 755 certain, the captains of the seven armies. ADRASTUS however the mass of the fallen—where are they? MESSENGER Buried close to Cithaeron’s folds. ADRASTUS This facet, or that? by way of whom have been they buried? MESSENGER At Eleutherae’s shady ridge. by means of Theseus. ADRASTUS 760 these he didn't bury—where have you ever left them? MESSENGER nearby. pace makes all roads brief. ADRASTUS Did it soreness the servants to deliver them out of the carnage? MESSENGER nobody who used to be a slave had cost of that. ADRASTUS Did Theseus welcome the duty? ° MESSENGER you are going to have stated so in case you had visible his loving salute to the lifeless. ADRASTUS 765 And did he wash the sufferers’ wounds himself? MESSENGER He even unfold the biers and coated the our bodies. ADRASTUS That used to be a dreadful burden, bringing disgrace. MESSENGER How can humanity’s universal ills be shameful? ADRASTUS Oh, how a lot particularly had I died with them! MESSENGER 770 Your laments are useless, and make those girls weep. ADRASTUS sure. It was once they who taught me. Now I stop. I’ll cross and lift my hand while I meet the useless, and converse, in lengthy and tearful chants of Hades, to associates via whom i'm left to mourn on my own. 775 in the event you lose funds you may get it again, yet nobody recovers this rate: a human lifestyles. (Exit Adrastus and Messenger to the part. ) refrain [singing] STROPHE A half good, half ill—this flip of destiny. 780 For urban and generals who went to warfare, glory and honor redoubled; for me, to seem upon my children’s our bodies— a sour, gorgeous sight, if ever I see it, and the day despaired of, 785 maximum soreness of all. ANTISTROPHE A could that outdated Time, father of days, had left me unwed all my existence. What desire had I of kids? 790 as soon as, i assumed, i couldn't undergo the sorrow of being barred from marriage. Now the lack of dearest young ones is an evil simple to determine. (Enter Theseus and Adrastus from the part with attendants, bearing the 5 corpses of the fallen chiefs. ) [chanting] 795 The woeful sight has come: my fallen children’s our bodies! Oh, to affix them in dying and cross right down to Hades jointly! ADRASTUS [singing all through this lyric interchange, with the refrain making a song in answer] STROPHE B moms! Wail for the lifeless who're underground! 800 Wail in resolution for those who pay attention my moans! refrain youngsters! I bid you currently in loss of life a sour farewell from loving moms. ADRASTUS O grief, O grief! refrain 805 For my very own woes I cry. ° ADRASTUS we have now borne … refrain … the main tormenting evils. ADRASTUS O Argive urban! Do your people now not see my downfall? refrain 810 They see me too in my wretched country, barren of youngsters. ADRASTUS ANTISTROPHE B bring about the bloodstained our bodies of the doomed— champions in conflict, laid low via lesser males. refrain 815 provide me my kids to soak up my hands; my palms are prepared for that include.