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My dear friends of Mycenae, of foremost rank in Argos, the home of the Pelasgians.

What are you saying to us, mistress? [1250] For this honored name is still left for you in the Danaid town.

Station yourselves, some here along the high road, others there on some other path, to watch the house.

But why do you call me to this service? Tell me, my dear.

[1255] I am afraid that some one, who is stationed at the house for slaughter, may find trouble upon trouble.

First Semi-Chorus
Let us make haste and go on; I will keep careful watch upon this road towards the east.

Second Semi-Chorus
[1260] And I on this one, that leads westward.

Throw a glance sideways.

Here and there, then we are looking back again, [1265] as you tell us.

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