Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain.
We shall perish by guile just as we slew.
Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
For hostile word let hostile word be paid.
For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.
Of prosperity mortals can never have enough.
Shoals of corpses shall witness, mute, even to generations to come, before the eyes of men that we ought never, being mortal, to cast our sights too high.
It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers.
For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life.