If only the ship of the Argos had not sailed through Colchis to the land of the dark Symplegades, and that the pine tree having been cut had not fallen in the wooded glen of Mt. Pelion, nor that it had not furnished with oars the hands of . the best men who pursued the golden fleece for Pelias. For then my mistress, Medea, would not have sailed to the towers of Iulchian land, having been stricken in her heart with desire for Jason, and that she, having not persuaded the daughters of Pelias to kill their fathers, she had not settled in this corinthian land with her husband and Children, she pleasing on the one hand in her exile to the citizens of whom she came to their land, and she assists Jason in all things. But the wretched Medea, having been dishonored, on the one hand, shouts oaths, on the other hand she calls out pledges, the greatest pledge she calls the gods to witness. What sort of changes she meets from Jason. She lies down without food, surrendering her body to suffering, having dissolved all her time weeping, when she perceived herself to be treated unjustly by her man, not lifting her eyes nor turning her face from the earth, like a rock or wave from the sea, she, being advised, listens to her friends.