Thursday, December 1, 2011

To the Muses and Apollon

Let me begin with the Muses and Apollon and Zeus,
because it is through the Muses and far-shooting Apollon
that singers and lyre-players exist upon the earth;
kings are from Zeus. Blessed is the man whom the Muses
love, for sweet speech flows from his mouth.
Hail, children of Zeus! Do honor my song!
And I shall remember you and another song, too.

Homeric Hymns (7-b.C) English Translation by Hugh G. Evelyn-White (1914)