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1045 ANTIGONE: Be brutal! yet this guy will not stay unburied. bring in: This guy whom town hates, you will honour him via burial? ANTIGONE: certain, if his rights should not dishonoured through the gods. usher in: They weren’t, till he forged this nation into threat. ANTIGONE: He was once retaliating with damage for the damage he had suffered. 1050 usher in: yet he retaliated opposed to the total humans for the act of only one. ANTIGONE: Contentiousness continually desires the ultimate! I’m going to bury him; don’t argue from now on. bring in: good, be self-willed! yet I forbid it. [He leaves. ] FIRST SEMICHORUS [now grouped, with ANTIGONE, round Polyneices’ body]: sadly, unfortunately! 1055 O you vaunting destroyers of households, Keres, Furies,119 who've therefore annihilated the kin of Oedipus, root and department! What am i able to enable take place, what am i able to do, what plan am i able to devise? How am i able to convey myself neither to bewail you nor to escort you to a funeral? moment SEMICHORUS [now grouped, with ISMENE, round ETEOCLES’ body]: 1060 i'm afraid, and shun clash with the fearsome citizenry. you will discover many mourners; yet he, wretched guy, will pass unlamented with simply the single-voiced dirge of his weeping sister. 1065 Now who may perhaps think that? FIRST SEMICHORUS: allow the town do or no longer do what it likes to people who mourn Polyneices: we the following will move and sign up for 1069–70 in escorting him to his burial. For the loss is the lack of the entire race