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He has perjured himself by neglecting his promises to marry her legally in Athens, and the poet exploits this "perjurium" in Ariadne's pejorative characterization of Theseus: "postquam cupidae mentis satiata libido est, / Verba nihil metuere, nihil perjuria curant" (After the lust of their greedy mind is satiated, they [the male sex] fear no longer the effect of their words, they care nothing for their false oaths).