The Children of Kronos: Zeus (page 60)

Chapter 2: The Olympians

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Hesiod, Aspis (Shield of Herakles) 27-29

But the father of men and gods was forming another scheme in his heart, to beget one to defend against destruction gods and men who eat bread. Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 124 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 60-61, ed.  Merkelbach and M.L. West. Oxford 1967.

Homer, Iliad 1.518-27

“Surely this will be sorry work, since you will set me on to engage in strife with Hera, when she shall anger me with taunting words. Even now she always upbraids me among the immortal gods, and declares that I give aid to the Trojans in battle. But for the present, depart again, lest Hera note something; and I will take thought for these things to bring all to pass. Come, I will bow my head to you, that thou may be certain, for this from me is the surest token among the immortals; no word of mine may be recalled, nor is false, nor unfulfilled, to which I bow my head.” Greek Text

Aischylos, Hiketides (Suppliants) 96-103

From their high-towering hopes he hurls mankind to utter destruction; yet he does not marshal any armed violence—all that is wrought by the powers divine is free from toil. Seated on his holy throne, unmoved, in mysterious ways he accomplishes his will. Greek Text

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