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[1080] But the Argives will crown you, wreathing the lovely tresses of your hair, like a pure, dappled heifer brought from some rocky cave, and staining with blood your human throat; [1085] though you were never reared among the piping and whistling of herdsmen, but at your mother's side, to be decked as the bride of a son of Inachus. Where now does the face of modesty [1090] or virtue have any strength? seeing that godlessness holds sway, and virtue is neglected by men and thrust behind them, [1095] lawlessness over law prevailing, and mortals no longer making common cause to keep the jealousy of gods from reaching them.

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