JauneFlammee wrote:This is not toil (preparing all these things), but if you desire to have nothing to do, you desire sleep(?). (ie: to not even be alive basically).
"this is not because of toil ([face=SPIonic]dia/[/face] with accusative) but because you have got nothing to do (due to the fact of not having what you should do), that you are longing for sleep."
You will be forced to be bound to things of Aphrodite (IE you will be imprisoned to the promised pleasures)(?)
"You use to carry by force* the things of Aphrodite (physical love) before needing it ([face=SPIonic]pro\ tou= dei=sqai[/face])", i. e. you make desire rise artificially (cf. before : "you eat before being hungry, you drink before being thirsty...")
* [face=SPIonic]a)nagka/zeij[/face] active voice
All work is useful to women and men.
... "preparing all (kinds of) tricks ([face=SPIonic]mhxanwme/nh[/face]) and using men as women" (but Plato and many others don't find it so reprehensible: it was aristocratic behaviour)
The things you educate yourself in become loved (by you)(?), (If you follow the path of the bad girl)
"So you (adressing the Bad Girl) educate your own friends ([face=SPIonic]seauth=j[/face] "of yourself")...
you will spend all night [face=SPIonic]u(bri/zousa[/face],
..."maltreating (them) by night" (by artificially rising all kind of desires)
and sleep through the days, which are most useful. (more useful than nights).
"and making (them) sleep during the most useful part of the day."
For a translation see Perseus :
, and look for para 30.
Hoping you understand my English...