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Stranger, you are wrongly defiling the attendant of the goddess, by putting your hands on her robe that should not be touched.

Orestes
[800] My own sister, born from my father Agamemnon, do not turn away from me, when you hold your brother and thought you never would!

Iphigenia
You are my brother? Stop this talk! He is well known in Argos and Nauplia.

Orestes
[805] Unhappy girl, your brother is not there.

Iphigenia
But did Tyndareus' daughter, the Spartan, give birth to you?

Orestes
Yes, and my father was Pelops' grandson.

Iphigenia
What are you saying? Do you have some proof of this for me?

Orestes
I do; ask me something about our father's home.

Iphigenia
[810] Well, it is for you to speak, for me to learn.

Orestes
I will say first what I have heard from Electra. Do you know of the strife that was between Atreus and Thyestes?

Iphigenia
I have heard of it; the quarrel concerned a golden ram.

Orestes
Did you not weave these things in a fine-textured web?

Iphigenia
[815] O dearest, you are bending your course near to my heart!

Orestes
And the image of the sun in the middle of the loom?

Iphigenia
I wove that shape also, in fine threads.

Orestes
And you received a ceremonial bath from your mother, for Aulis?

Iphigenia
I know; for no happy marriage has taken that memory from me.

Orestes
[820] What about this? You gave locks of your hair to be brought to your mother?

Iphigenia
As a memorial, in place of my body, in the tomb.

Orestes
What I myself have seen, I will say for proof: an old spear of Pelops, in my father's house, which he brandished in his hand when he won Hippodamia, [825] the maiden of Pisa, and killed Oenomaus; it was hung up in your rooms.

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