They fell into all
kinds of traps laid by
pirates, brigands, slave-dealers and, above all, men and
women inflamed by
their irresistible beauty. They were separated, never
ceased their efforts to find each other and risked their
lives continuously, preferring
death to disloyalty and even in the worst extremities
determined to preserve
their chastity. Their resolute
virtue triumphed over the most menacing dangers and
gave them in the end, complete victory.
Flacelière, Robert, Love in Ancient Greece.
New York: McFadden Books, 1964