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Hektors Abschied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Andromache
 Will sich Hektor ewig von mir wenden,
 Wo Achill mit den unnahbar'n Händen
 Dem Patroklus schrecklich Opfer bringt?
 Wer wird künftig deinen Kleinen lehren
 Speere werfen und die Götter ehren,
 Wenn der finstre Orkus dich verschlingt? 

Hektor
 Theures Weib gebiete deinen Thränen,
 Nach der Feldschlacht ist mein feurig Sehnen,
 Diese Arme schützen Pergamus.
 Kämpfend für den heil'gen Herd der Götter
 Fall ich, und des Vaterlandes Retter
 Steig' ich nieder zu dem styg'schen Fluß.

Andromache
 Nimmer lausch' ich deiner Waffen Schalle,
 Müßig liegt dein Eisen in der Halle,
 Priams großer Heldenstamm verdirbt.
 Du wirst hingeh'n wo kein Tag mehr scheinet,
 Der Cocytus durch die Wüsten weinet,
 Deine Liebe in dem Lethe stirbt.

Hektor
 All mein Sehnen will ich, all mein Denken,
 In des Lethe stillen Strom versenken,
 Aber meine Liebe nicht.
 Horch! der Wilde tobt schon an den Mauern,
 Gürte mir das Schwerdt um, laß das Trauern,
 Hektors Liebe stirbt im Lethe nicht.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "El comiat d’Hèctor", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Hectors afscheid", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (T. P. (Peter) Perrin) , title 1: "Hector's leave-taking", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "L'adieu d'Hector", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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