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Homer, Odyssey 6.41-46

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The last few days have been a bit stormy in the UK, so here’s a reminder of calmer weather conditions on Olympus.

ἡ μὲν ἄρ’ ὣς εἰποῦσ’ ἀπέβη γλαυκῶπις Ἀθήνη
Οὔλυμπόνδ’, ὅθι φασὶ θεῶν ἕδος ἀσφαλὲς αἰεὶ
ἔμμεναι. οὔτ’ ἀνέμοισι τινάσσεται οὔτε ποτ’ ὄμβρῳ
δεύεται οὔτε χιὼν ἐπιπίλναται, ἀλλὰ μάλ’ αἴθρη
πέπταται ἀνέφελος, λευκὴ δ’ ἐπιδέδρομεν αἴγλη·
τῷ ἔνι τέρπονται μάκαρες θεοὶ ἤματα πάντα.

Speaking thus, the shining-eyed Athene left for Olympus, where they say is the gods’ seat that stands immovable for ever. It is not shaken by winds, nor is it ever drenched by rain, nor does snow ever come near it; but cloudless clear air surrounds it, and a gleaming white spreads over it. In this place are the blessed gods glad all their days.

Written by aleatorclassicus

December 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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