When he died lamentation was made for him as follows: "Woe for the humble, woe for the pious, woe for the disciple of Ezra!"
There exist also fine drawings for a "Lamentation over the body of Christ," an "Adoration of the Kings," and a "March to Calvary"; of the last-named composition, besides the beautiful and elaborate pen-and-ink drawing at Florence, three still more highly-wrought versions in green monochrome exist; whether any of them are certainly by the artist's own hand is matter of debate.
Amid great lamentation, the hero's body is laid on the funeral pile and consumed.
Hence at the festival which commemorated the return of Theseus there was always weeping and lamentation.
Present and future destiny on earth, there is written nothing save " lamentation, and mourning, and woe."