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It is said, but I have small belief in it, that the sun turned round his glowing [740] throne of gold, changing it to the misfortune of mankind, for the punishment of mortals. But tales that frighten men are profitable for service to the gods; of whom you had no thought, when you [745] killed your husband, you who are the relative of famous brothers.

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