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394 7a. Pericules' Funeral Operation by Rex Warner

394 7a. What comfort does Pericles offer to the parents of the dead?

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Basically the dead are blessed that died for righteous cause rather than simply dying for nothing like old age.

"Comfort, therefore, not condolence, is what I have to offer to the parents of the dead who may be here. Numberless are the chances to which, as they know, the life of man is subject; but fortunate indeed are they who draw for their lot a death so glorious as that which has caused your mourning, and to whom life has been so exactly measured as to terminate in the happiness in which it has been passed."