aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Cleanthes, Hymn to Zeus 15-17

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οὐδέ τι γίγνεται ἔργον ἐπὶ χθονὶ σοῦ δίχα, δαῖμον,
οὔτε κατ’ αἰθέριον θεῖον πόλον, οὔτ’ ἐνὶ πόντῳ,
πλὴν ὁπόσα ῥέζουσι κακοὶ σφετέραισιν ἀνοίαις.

And no deed happens on earth without you, god, nor in the divine vault of the sky, nor in the sea, except such things as evil men do in their own folly.

Written by aleatorclassicus

April 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Cleanthes

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