Euripides - "Iphegenia at Aulis"

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EuripidesThose people are happy who relish love's pleasure
Enjoying Aphrodite's sensual embrace
As a ship riding easy on a calm sea,
Avoiding the obsession that leads to disgrace.
For sex, like a horsefly, can madden with its sting,
And Eros has two arrows to his string,
Beneath that deceptive golden hair.
A mere scratch from the first brings lifelong joy,
But the second wounds to death, and breeds despair.

Goddess born in Cyprus [Aphrodite], keep my bedroom safe
From the mortal arrow, make love in my life
A steady, continuing delight,
Not obsessional or destructive. Let me serve
The great queen with ecstasy, as in her right,
But commit no crimes for her, nor become her slave.
(Lines 545-555)

Euripides was born in 480 B.C.E.