Chapter 2: The Olympians
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♠ Aischylos, Heliades (The Daughters of Helios) fr 70 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 3, p. 187, ed. S. L. Radt. Göttingen 1985.
Zeus is aither, Zeus is earth, Zeus is heavens
Zeus is therefore all things, and what is above all of these things. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)
♠ Homer, Iliad 14.313-28
“Hera, thither mayest thou go even hereafter. But for us twain, come, let us take our joy couched together in love; for never yet did desire for goddess or mortal woman so shed itself about me and overmaster the heart within my breast—nay, not when I was seized with love of the wife of Ixion, who bare Peirithous, the peer of the gods in counsel; nor of Danaë of the fair ankles, daughter of Acmsius, who bare Perseus, pre-eminent above all warriors; nor of the daughter of far-famed Phoenix, that bare me Minos and godlike Rhadamanthys; nor of Semele, nor of Alcmene in Thebes, and she brought forth Heracles, her son stout of heart, and Semele bare Dionysus, the joy of mortals; nor of Demeter, the fair-tressed queen; nor of glorious Leto; nay, nor yet of thine own self, as now I love thee, and sweet desire layeth hold of me.” Greek Text
♠ Homer, Iliad 16.233-35
“Zeus, thou king, Dodonaean, Pelasgian, thou that dwellest afar, ruling over wintry Dodona,—and about thee dwell the Selli, thine interpreters, men with unwashen feet that couch on the ground. Greek Text
♠ Homer, Odyssey 14.327-28
But Odysseus, he said, had gone to Dodona, to hear the will of Zeus from the high-crested oak of the god. Greek Text
♠ Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 240 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 117, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.
Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, July 2020
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