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Enter by Eisodos A Heracles with his characteristic lion-skin and club. A servant goes in to tell Admetus of the arrival. Heracles Strangers, citizens of this land of Pherae, do I find Admetus at home? Chorus-Leader Yes, Pheres' son is at home, Heracles. But tell us what need brings you to Thessaly and to this city of Pherae. Heracles I am performing a certain labor for Eurystheus, king of Tiryns. Chorus-Leader Where are you bound? What is the wandering you are constrained to make? Heracles I go in quest of the four-horse chariot of Thracian Diomedes. Chorus-Leader How can you do that? Do you not know what kind of host he is? Heracles I do not. I have never yet been to Bistonia. Chorus-Leader You cannot possess those horses without a fight. Heracles But all the same, I cannot decline these labors. Chorus-Leader Then you will either kill him and return or end your days there. Heracles This is not the first such race I shall have run. Chorus-Leader If you defeat their m