(Chorus to Cassandra): "But I marvel at you: you were born and bred across the sea in a city which has a different language and you hit the mark with what you say, just as if you had been standing by." (Cassandra): "Apollo god of seers set me in this office." (1199-1202)
(Chorus): "And did the two of you duly come to making a child?"
(Cassandra): "Though I had consented to Loxias, I cheated him."
(Chorus): "Had you already been possessed by the skill the god inspires?"
(Cassandra): "I was already prophesying all their disasters to the citizens."
(Chorus): "So how were you unscathed by Loxias's anger?"
(Cassandra): "I could convince nobody of anything, after I committed that sin against him."
(Chorus): "Yet we at least think that you prophesy convincingly." (1202-1213)
(Cassandra): "And it's all the same if nothing of mine persuades you, of course: the future will come; and you will soon be at my side to pity and call me too true a prophet."
(Chorus): "I understood Thyestes' feast upon his children's flesh, and shuddered, and fear possesses me now I have heard things that truly are no images; but when I listen to the rest, I stumble and run off track."
(Cassandra): "I say that you will look upon the death of Agamemnon."
(Chorus): "Still your tongue, you wretched woman! Say nothing inauspicious!" (1239-1247)