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Am misplaced. Our home is not more. 155 Our relations long gone. What sorrows swept Argos! O god, you god, who rob me of my purely brother by means of sending him right down to dying. For him I pour out those libations 160 and a blending bowl to rainy the earth— milk of mountain cows, wine of Bacchus, honey of yellow bees, those I pour. 165 They convenience the lifeless. Now hand me that vessel of gold, libation for the god of loss of life. 170 O baby of Agamemnon lower than the floor, those are for you. obtain them. I’ll no longer be bringing brilliant locks of hair to crown your tomb, I’ll now not be bringing tears. 175 i'm a ways far-off from our place of origin, yours and mine, and the folks there imagine i'm butchered and lifeless. refrain Mistress, I’ll sing you antiphonies, 180 the tough uncooked noise of Asian songs, dirges for the useless— 185 what Hades sings—the contrary of paeans. Pity the home of Atreus! long past is its mild, its scepter. 190 long gone is the pomp of all these incredible kings. ° difficulty rushes on difficulty. someday in a whirl of winged horses the sunlight replaced direction and became his holy face away. 195 Then sorrow upon sorrow got here to the home of the golden lamb, killing on killing, grief on grief: 200 from all that old Tantalid fallacious punishment unfolds now. And the god is zealous opposed to you. IPHIGENIA From the start my good fortune used to be unfortunate. ° 205 correct from my mother’s womb, that first evening, the Fates wove an absolute schooling for me. 210 i used to be the firstborn of Leda’s terrible daughter, sufferer of a father’s atrocity, an supplying that introduced no pleasure. ° 215 They rode me in chariots over Aulis’ sands— a bride! Pity me—I used to be no bride! Bride of Achilles, unluckily! Now I dwell as a stranger in a barren apartment via the antagonistic Sea. 220 I’ve no marriage, no youngsters, no urban, no family. 208 as soon as the Greeks wooed me. ° 221 I now not sing songs for Hera at Argos, I not weave Athenas and Titans to the hum of the loom. 225 No, I paintings in blood—making loss of life for strangers° who cry out for pity, who shed tears for pity. 230 I provide no longer a suggestion to them now. It’s my brother I weep, killed in Argos. Him I left a trifling little one, a child, a tender factor, a tendril in his mother’s palms, at his mother’s breast: 235 the rightful scepter-bearing king of Argos, Orestes. (Enter Herdsman from the part. ) refrain chief yet glance, right here comes a herdsman heading up from the shore with information for you. HERDSMAN baby of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, hearken to my unusual file. IPHIGENIA [now talking] 240 What unusual record? HERDSMAN New arrivals—two younger men—have come to our land. Their boat escaped the dark-blue Clashing Rocks. What a welcome contribution to our goddess! 245 Get your holy water prepared and your consecrations. IPHIGENIA the place are they from? What do they appear to be? HERDSMAN Greeks. That’s all i do know. IPHIGENIA You heard no names? HERDSMAN One known as the opposite Pylades. IPHIGENIA 250 What approximately his significant other? HERDSMAN Didn’t pay attention, don’t recognize. IPHIGENIA the place did you capture them?