(Chorus): "But a man too bold in spirit –
who is to tell of him? –
or women's reckless mind,
bold all round in those passions
which are partner in men's ruin?
Passion rules the female,
selfishly subverting the bond which unites
in shared dwellings brute creatures and mankind alike." (594-601)
(Chorus): "Since I made mention of pitiless wrongdoing,
not inapposite too
are a union hateful and deprecated by the house,
and the planned designs of a woman's mind
against a husband who bore arms,
a man who enjoyed his enemies' respect.
I honour a hearth unheated by passion,
its women not emboldened to assume command." (623-630)
(Chorus): "In evils from myth the Lemnian ranks supreme;
but ours is lamented
as unique in abomination; yet people compare
its horror anew to the Lemnian crime.
In an outrage hateful to god,
a race of men perishes in dishonour;
no one has respect for heaven's displeasure.
I collect these examples; is any unjust?" (631-638)