A Greek Slave
Dialogue Following Song No. 12 Act I
Antonia: (To Heliodorus) Has my lover the God Eros communed with you?
Heliodorus: The great never communicate directly they always employ agents Eros himself has said nothing.
Antonia: Then doesn't he love me? (disappointed)
Heliodorus: I am assured that the God of Love has no thought of anything but the lovely Antonia
Antonia: Well, I wish he'd tell me so himself. Firstly, the blind Oracle of Memphis said that Eros loved me, then you tell me he thinks of nothing else. Hasn't he anything to say on the subject?
Heliodorus: The Oracle of Memphis shall invoke him, Lady Antonia. Where is Maia?
Maia: Does the Lady antonia await her bridegroom?
Antonia: Yes, I certainly do. It may be unmaidenly of me to come after him instead of waiting for hime to seek me, but then I can't be expected to be conventional when I am loved by a god.
Heliodorus: (Melodramatically) Oracle of Memphis! Let Eros know of the joy that awaits him.
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