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Nor did they cast their votes for the side of the males,  disregarding the women's cause, since they honored the avenging eye of Zeus, against which there is no battling, and what house would have it  defiling its roof?1For he sits heavily upon it. They take reverent heed of their kin, petitioners of holy Zeus; therefore with pure  altars shall they please the gods.
1 By a sudden shift of metaphor, the eye of Zeus is likened to a foul bird whose pollution of the roof is an evil omen to the inmates of the house.
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