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Literature Humanities

"Oh, flame and pain that sweeps me once again! My lord, / Apollo, King of Light, the pain, aye me, the pain! / This is the woman-lioness, who goes to bed / with the wolf, when her proud lion ranges far away, / and she will cut me down; as a wife mixing drugs / she wills to shred the virtue of my punishment / into her bowl of wrath as she makes sharp the blade / against her man, death that he brought a mistress home" (Agamemnon, Cassandra speaking, 1256-1263).