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The altars of beaten gold were set out; and through the town the [715] altar fires of the Argives blazed; the flute, handmaid of the Muse's song, sounded its note sweetly, and lovely songs of the golden lamb swelled forth, saying that Thyestes had the luck; for he [720] persuaded Atreus' own wife to secret love, and carried off to his house the portent; coming before the assembly he declared that he had in his [725] house the horned sheep with fleece of gold.

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