(Chorus): "In the royal palace this is the third family-storm in turn
to have blown itself out and come to fulfillment.
Children devoured began the first,
misery hard and cruel;
second were a husband's sufferings, a king's,
and slaughter in a bath was his death for the Achaeans' leader in war;
now in turn a third has come from somewhere to bring safety – or should I say, death?
Where indeed will fulfillment be, where will lulling asleep stop the energy of Ruin?" (1065-1076)