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Chorus [of the Danaids]
Come now away, glorifying the blessed gods, lords of the city both those who guard the town [1020] and those who dwell about Erasinus' ancient stream. And you handmaidens take up the song. Let the theme of our praise be this city of the Pelasgians, and no longer [1025] let the homage of our hymns be paid to Nile's floods where they seek the sea,

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