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Danaus 760Yet there is a saying that wolves are stronger than dogs; the papyrus-fruit does not conquer the wheat-ear. [Note]

[Chorus] Since they have the tempers of lewd and impious beasts, we must guard against them quickly.

Danaus A fleet in getting under way is not so speedy, 765nor yet in anchoring, when the securing cables must be brought ashore; and even at anchorage shepherds of ships do not feel immediately secure, above all if they have arrived on a harborless coast when the sun is sinking into night. 770In a cautious pilot night is likely to beget anxiety. Then, too, the disembarking of an army cannot be effected with success before a ship has gained confidence in her moorings. But, for all your terror, remember not to neglect the gods. [I will return] when I have secured aid. The city will find no fault with a messenger, 775old in years, but with youth in his heart and on his tongue.Exit



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