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Chorus
Our tale is brief and clear. Argives [275] we claim to be by birth, offspring of a cow blest in its children. And the truth of this I shall confirm in full.

King
Foreign maidens, your tale is beyond my belief—how your race can be from Argos. For you are more similar to the [280] women of Libya and in no way similar to those native to our land. The Nile, too, might foster such a stock, and like yours is the Cyprian impress stamped upon female images by male craftsmen. And of such aspect, I have heard, are nomad women, who [285] ride on camels for steeds, having padded saddles, and dwell in a land neighboring the Aethiopians. And had you been armed with the bow, certainly I would have guessed you to be the unwed, flesh-devouring Amazons. But inform me, and I will better comprehend [290] how it is that you trace your race and lineage from Argos.

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