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Euripides was right to correct those who add the lyre to wine. It’s best to call for music when someone is a passion or depression, not merely as an added pleasure to pleasures.
You should consider it a fault for two to lie down together solely for pleasure and then live apart just because one of them is angry.
Especially at such times they shall call upon Aphrodite; she is the best the physician for their trouble. Doesn’t even the Poet write of Hera
I will free them from their angry quarrel
And lead them in love to their marriage bed.
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