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Timotheus, fr.796 (PMG)

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οὐκ ἀείδω τὰ παλαιά,
καινὰ γὰρ ἀμὰ κρείσσω·
νέος ὁ Ζεὺς βασιλεύει,
τὸ πάλαι δ’ ἦν Κρόνος ἄρχων.
ἀπίτω Μοῦσα παλαιά.

I don’t sing the ancient songs, as my new ones are better. Young Zeus is king; in ancient times it was Cronus who was in charge. Away with the ancient Muse!

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December 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Timotheus

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