Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

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W. Heinemann, 1920 - English poetry - 639 pages

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Page 17 - sore trouble upon them. But, notwithstanding, even these shall have some good mingled with their evils. And Zeus will destroy this race of mortal men also when they come to have grey hair on the temples at their birth. 1 The father will not agree with his children, nor the children with their father, nor
Page 11 - Or if you will, I will sum you up another tale well and skilfully—and do you lay it up in your heart,—how the gods and mortal men sprang from one source. First of all the deathless gods who dwell on Olympus made a golden race of mortal men who lived in the time of
Page 19 - the people, weeping, and bringing mischief to men, even to such as have driven her forth in that they did not deal straightly with her. But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to the men of the land, and go not aside from
Page 323 - the voice. Happy is he among men upon earth who has seen these mysteries ; but he who is uninitiate and who has no part in them, never has lot of like good things once he is dead, down in the darkness and gloom.
Page 23 - have the greater right. But I think that all-wise Zeus will not yet bring that to pass. But you, Perses, lay up these things within your heart and listen now to right, ceasing altogether to think of violence. For the son of Cronos has
Page 5 - For the gods keep hidden from men the means of life. Else you would easily do work enough in a day to supply you for a full year even without working ; soon would you put away your rudder over the smoke, and the fields
Page 11 - they are called pure spirits dwelling on the earth, and are kindly, delivering from harm, and guardians of mortal men ; for they roam everywhere over the earth, clothed in mist and keep watch on judgements and cruel deeds, givers of wealth ; for this royal right also they received
Page 113 - gods. And the son of Cronos made her a nurse of the young who after that day saw with their eyes the light of all-seeing Dawn. So from the beginning she is a nurse of the young, and these are her honours. But Rhea was subject in, love to Cronos and bare splendid children,
Page 13 - Olympus. But when earth had covered this generation also —they are called blessed spirits of the underworld by men, and, though they are of second order, yet honour attends them also—Zeus the Father made a third generation of mortal men, a brazen race, sprung from ash-trees
Page 65 - in them who knows all these things and does his work without offending the deathless gods, who discerns the omens of birds and avoids transgression. THE DIVINATION BY BIRDS Some make the Divination by Birds, which Apollonius of Rhodes rejects as spurious, follow this verse (Works and Days, 828).

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