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Indeed the Lemnian1 holds first place among evils in story: it has long been told with groans as an abominable calamity. Men compare each new horror to Lemnian troubles; and because of a woeful deed abhorred by the gods a race has disappeared, cast out in infamy from among mortals.  For no man reveres what is hated by the gods. Is there one of these tales I have gathered that I do not justly cite?
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