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Know your fate, consider the present ill-fortune into which you have come. Do you wrangle with your masters when you are a woman of Troy and they were born in Sparta? The sea goddess's shrine,  receiver of sacrifices—leave it behind. What profit is for you to mar your body with weeping in bewilderment because of the hard constraints of your masters? The mastering hand will come upon you: why do you toil in vain, powerless as you are?