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[182] For never of your own heart alone, son of Telamon, would you have gone so far down the sinister path [185] as to fall upon the flocks. When the gods send madness, it cannot but reach its target, but may Zeus and Phoebus avert the evil rumor of the Greeks!

And if it is the great kings who slander you with their furtive stories, [190] or if it is he born of the abject line of Sisyphus, do not, my king, do not win me an evil name by keeping your face still hidden in the tent by the sea.

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