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APHRODITE Wide o'er man my realm extends, and proud the name that I, the goddess Cypris, bear, both in heaven's courts and 'mongst all those who dwell within the limits of the sea and the bounds of...

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MERCURY Atlas, that on his brazen shoulders rolls  Yon heaven, the ancient mansion of the gods,  Was by a goddess sire to Maia; she  To supreme Jove bore me, and call'd me Hermes;  Attendant on the...

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AGAMEMNON Old man, come hither and stand before my dwelling. ATTENDANT I come; what new schemes now, king Agamemnon? AGAMEMNON Thou shalt hear. ATTENDANT I am all eagerness. 'Tis little enough sleep...
IPHIGENIA To Pisa, by the fleetest coursers borne,  Comes Pelops, son of Tantalus, and weds  The virgin daughter of Oenomaus:  From her sprung Atreus; Menelaus from him,  And Agamemnon; I from him...
NURSE Ah! Would to Heaven the good ship Argo ne'er had sped its course to the Colchian land through the misty blue Symplegades, nor ever in the glens of Pelion the pine been felled to furnish with...

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