Here you will find the Poem The Art of Love: Book Two of poet Ovid
...Short partings do best, though: time wears out affections, The absent love fades, a new one takes its place. With Menelaus away, Helen's disinclination for sleeping Alone led her into her guest's Warm bed at night. Were you crazy, Menelaus? Why go off leaving your wife With a stranger in the house? Do you trust doves to falcons, Full sheepfolds to mountain wolves? Here Helen's not at fault, the adulterer's blameless - He did no more than you, or any man else, Would do yourself. By providing place and occasion You precipitated the act. What else did she do But act on your clear advice? Husband gone; this stylish stranger Here on the spot; too scared to sleep alone - Oh, Helen wins my acquittal, the blame's her husband's: All she did was take advantage of a man's Human complaisance. And yet, more savage than the tawny Boar in his rage, as he tosses the maddened dogs On lightening tusks, or a lioness suckling her unweaned Cubs, or the tiny adder crushed By some careless foot, is a woman's wrath, when some rival Is caught in the bed she shares. Her feelings show On her face. Decorum's flung to the wind, a maenadic Frenzy grips her, she rushes headlong off After fire and steel... .