Amid great lamentation, the hero's body is laid on the funeral pile and consumed.
When he died lamentation was made for him as follows: "Woe for the humble, woe for the pious, woe for the disciple of Ezra!"
The Septuagint (B) introduces the book thus: " And it came to pass, after Israel was taken captive and Jerusalem laid waste, Jeremiah sat weeping, and lamented with this lamentation over Jerusalem, and said ..
Present and future destiny on earth, there is written nothing save " lamentation, and mourning, and woe."
Hence at the festival which commemorated the return of Theseus there was always weeping and lamentation.