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The Sentry describes Polynices' burial as "...just a light cover of road-dust on it, as if someone meant to lay the dead to rest and keep from getting cursed."

What does this suggest about the Theban beliefs and rituals surrounding death?

A

Dead bodies were left to decompose and fertilize the ground, yielding rich soil that would never be cursed.

B

Unburied bodies came back to curse those irresponsible enough to leave them unburied.

C

The unburied dead cursed the ground where they lay, rendering it incapable of growing crops.

D

An unburied body is cursed and spreads its curse to anyone and anything that lays eyes on it.

E

A cursed person can assuage their guilt and rid themselves of their curse by burying an unburied corpse.

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