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Alcaeus : ZEUS RAINS

L 71, 333, 338, 342, 347, 359, 401, * Translated by Elpenor, * Greek Fonts, * Alcaeus Resources


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71

OU were my friend and I called you "goat" and "pig"; such is the custom.

333
Because wine for man is a mirror.

338
Zeus rains, and from the sky great storm descends, and frozen are the waters' flowings [...] fight against this wintry weather, light the fire and lay up plenty of honey wine, and then your temples sink into a soft pillow.

342
None other tree plant first than vine.

347
And by the wings pours out a bright song, when fiery flies upon the earth the light.

359
Stone's and white sea's child ...

401
Come drink with me

ὔει μὲν ὀ Ζεῦς

71
φίλος μὲν ἦσθα κἀπ΄ ἔριφον κάλην καὶ χοῖρον· οτω τοῦτο νομίσδεται.

333
οἶνος γὰρ ἀνθρώπω δίοπτρον

338
ει μὲν ὀ Ζεῦς͵ ἐκ δ΄ ὀράνω μέγας χείμων͵ πεπάγαισιν δ΄ ὐδάτων ῤόαι [...] κάββαλλε τὸν χείμων΄͵ ἐπὶ μὲν τίθεις πῦρ ἐν δὲ κέρναις οἶνον ἀφειδέως μέλιχρον͵ αὐτὰρ ἀμφὶ κόρσαι μόλθακον ἀμφι [...] γνόφαλλον.

342
μῆδεν ἄλλο φυτεύσηις πρότερον δένδριον ἀμπέλω

347
πτερύγων δ΄ ὔπα κακχέει λιγύραν ἀοίδαν͵ ὄπποτα φλόγιον κατὰ γᾶν ἐπιπτάμενον καταυδείη

359
πέτρας καὶ πολίας θαλάσσας τέκνον ...

401
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Cf. ARCHILOCHUS : Yours is the Kingdom of Heaven ||| PAPATSONIS : Scheme, Hestia, Wisdom, In Rising Sound


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