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The Argonautica

By: Apollonius Rhodius

... she for bid their departure; for she had thoughts worthy of the bride of Zeus. (ll. 151 155) The sons of Aphareus, Lynceus and proud Idas, came fro... ... saw them speeding along with their armour would say: (ll. 242 246) “King Zeus, what is the purpose of Pelias? The Argonautica 14 Whither is he driv... ...etuous spear, where with in wars I win renown beyond all others (nor does Zeus aid me so much as my own spear), that no woe will be fatal, no venture... ...cean; but the other two meanwhile ruled over the blessed Titan gods, while Zeus, still a child and with the thoughts of a child, dwelt in the Dictaean... ...with the bolt, with thunder and lightning; for these things give renown to Zeus. (ll. 512 518) He ended, and stayed his lyre and divine voice. But th... ...t behind in their hearts. Not long after they mixed libations in honour of Zeus, with pious rites as is customary, and poured them upon the burning to... ...yclops seated at their imper ishable work, forging a thunderbolt for King Zeus; by now it was almost finished in its brightness and still it wanted b... ...led them. For these dread monsters too, I ween, the goddess Hera, bride of Zeus, had nurtured to be a trial for Heracles. And therewithal came the res... ...the illustrious name of the hapless maid. Most terrible came that day from Zeus upon the Doliones, women and men; for no one of them dared even to tas...

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The Meno

By: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893

... to acquire— would not such conduct be the height of folly? ANYTUS: Y es, by Zeus, and of ignorance too. SOCRATES: Very good. And now you are in a pos...

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The Unfettered Life of Kenyon of New Orleans

By: Steven David Justin Sills

... Christ at some church or another in Ohio. An act of God? Well, only if Zeus is God and He does not like the worshiping of false gods. No, nature ...

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The Iliad of Homer

By: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

...iew amidst the nearly equal scepticism and credulity of sub- sequent ages. Zeus or Jupiter is popularly to be taken as omnipotent. No distinct empire ... ...y the Hellenes,—a being of irresist- ible force, and especially beloved by Zeus, yet condemned constantly to labour for others and to obey the command...

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The Iliad

By: Samuel Butler

...t the head and comely forehead of the godlike hero Achil les. Now, however, Zeus delivered it over to be worn by Hector. Nevertheless the end of Hect...

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Autobiographic Sketches Selections, Grave and Gay

By: Thomas de Quincey

...ting storms, that he made it his trade to create them, as a nephelaegereta Zeus, a cloud-compelling Jove, in order that he might direct them. For this...

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Plato's Lysis or Friendship

By: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893

...ably received by an ancestor of Lysis; this ancestor was himself begotten of Zeus by the daughter of the founder of the deme. And these are the sort o...

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Agamemnon

By: Aeschylus

...rolled away, Since the twin lords of sceptred sway, By Zeus endowed with pride of place, The doughty chiefs of Atreus’ r... ...e nest of old; But let Apollo from the sky, Or Pan, or Zeus, but hear the cry, The exile cry, the wail forlorn, ... ... Heaven sends the vengeful fiends of hell. Even so doth Zeus, the jealous lord And guardian of the hearth and board, ... ...more, Sing woe and well a day! but be the issue fair! strophe 2 Zeus if to The Unknown That name of many names seem good Zeus, upon Thee I... ...e mind’s every road I passed, but vain are all, Save that which names thee Zeus, the Highest One, Were it but mine to cast away the load, The weary lo... ...lus 9 Hath pass’d away! And whoso now shall bid the triumph chant arise To Zeus, and Zeus alone, He shall be found the truly wise. strophe ... ...nd Zeus alone, He shall be found the truly wise. strophe 3 ‘Tis Zeus alone who shows the perfect way Of knowledge: He hath ruled, Men shall... ...Hermes loves, Of Lemnos; thence unto the steep sublime Of Athos, throne of Zeus, the broad blaze flared. Thence, raised aloft to shoot across the sea,... ...r pain. CLYTEMNESTRA goes into the palace. CHORUS singing Zeus, Lord of heaven! and welcome night Of victory, that hast our...

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Cratylus

By: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893

... by some accident of tradition, it has actually been transmuted. The name of Zeus, who is his alleged father, has also an excellent meaning, although ... ...m son of Cronos (who is a proverb for stupidity), and we might rather expect Zeus to be the child of a mighty intellect. Which is the fact; for this i... ... ex planations of the names of the Gods, like that which you were giving of Zeus? I should like to know whether any similar principle of correctness ... ...e idea is ingenious, Socrates. SOCRATES: To be sure. But what comes next?—of Zeus we have spoken. HERMOGENES: Yes. SOCRATES: Then let us next take his... ...usa meter, who gives food like a mother; Here is the lovely one ( erate)—for Zeus, according to tradition, loved and married her; possibly also the na... ...niautos from en eauto , and etos from etazei, just as the original name of Zeus was divided into Zena and Dia; and the whole proposi tion means tha...

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Second April

By: Edna Saint Vincent Millay

...ours, not yours; to you she owes not breath, Mother of Song, being sown of Zeus upon a dream of Death). Fearing to pass unvisited some place And later...

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The Poems

By: George Meredith

...e trusted to thy mighty depths of old, – I vow to sacrifice the first whom Zeus Shall prompt to hail us from the white seashore And welcome our return... ...e T o torturous grief and penance, that assailed The sky-throned courts of Zeus, and climbing, dared For once in a world the Olympic wrath, and braved... ...,’ ‘Save me,’ though thou hearest not. And O thou Sacrifice, foredoomed by Zeus; Even now the dark inexorable deed Is dealing its relentless stroke, a... ...gs In light, and then the fancy sings. 216 PHOEBUS WITH ADMETUS I When by Zeus relenting the mandate was revoked, Sentencing to exile the bright Sun-... ...t to awful Hades had been soft, for now must I go With the curse by father Zeus cast on ambition immoderate. Oh, my sisters! Thou, my Goddess, in who... ...isters! Father, save me! Hither, succour me, Cypria!’ Now a wail of men to Zeus rang: from Olympus the Thunderer Saw the rage of the havoc wide-mouth... ...the ultimate shock. T o the bolt he launched, ‘Strike dead, thou,’ uttered Zeus, very terrible; ‘Perish folly, else ’tis man’s fate’; and the bolt fle... ...k; ay, verify now do the sons of Achaia, Guardian hands of the counsels of Zeus, pronouncing the judgement, 480 Hold it aloft; so now unto thee shall... ...ray; and among them King Agamemnon, He, for his eyes and his head, as when Zeus glows glad in his thunder, He with the girdle of Ares, he with the bre...

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Euthyphro

By: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893

...your father (if he is guilty) on a charge of murder; doing as the gods do—as Zeus did to Cronos, and Cronos to Uranus. Socrates has a dislike to these... .... your chastisement of your fa ther , Euthyphro, may be dear or pleasing to Zeus (who inflicted a similar chastisement on his own father), but not eq... ...ious, whoever he may be, ought not to go unpunished. For do not men re gard Zeus as the best and most righteous of the gods?—and yet they admit that ... ...onfessing as I do, that I know nothing about them? T ell me, for the love of Zeus, whether you really believe that they are true. EUTHYPHRO: Yes, Socr... ...hus chastising your father you may very likely be doing what is agreeable to Zeus but disagreeable to Cronos or Uranus, and what is acceptable to Heph... ...n by an illus tration of what I do not mean. The poet (Stasinus) sings— ‘Of Zeus, the author and creator of all these things, Y ou will not tell: for...

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Euthydemus

By: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893

...stars and of the sand? Certainly; did you think we should say No to that? By Zeus, said Ctesippus, interrupting, I only wish that you would give me so... ...lation of something great, he said: Tell me, Socrates, have you an ancestral Zeus? Here, anticipating the final move, like a person caught in a net, w... ...at other Athenians have. And have not other Athenians, he said, an ancestral Zeus? That name, I said, is not to be found among the Ionians, whether co... ...Athens; an ancestral Apollo there is, who is the father of Ion, and a family Zeus, and a Zeus guardian of the phratry, and an Athene guardian of the p... ...he phratry, and an Athene guardian of the phratry. But the name of ancestral Zeus is unknown to us. No matter, said Dionysodorus, for you admit that y... ...own to us. No matter, said Dionysodorus, for you admit that you have Apollo, Zeus, and Athene. Certainly, I said. And they are your gods, he said. Y e... ...demus, and I have no way of es- cape. W ell then, said he, if you admit that Zeus and the other gods are yours, can you sell them or give them away or...

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Platos Timaeus

By: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893

...nd Cronos and Rhea, and all that generation; and from Cronos and Rhea sprang Zeus and Here, and all those who are said to be their brethren, and other...

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The Children of the Night

By: Edwin Arlington Robinson

...etter his end had been as the end of a cloudless day, Bright, by the word of Zeus, with a golden star, Wrought of a golden fame, and flung to the cent...

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The Iliad of Homer Done into English Prose

By: Andrew Lang

...es may be more familiar. Greek Latin —— —— Zeus. Jupiter. Hera. Juno. (Pallas) At... ...tatthesiegeof Troy; andAchilles withdrew himself from battle, and won from Zeus a pledge that his wrong should be avenged onAgamemnon and theAchaians.... ...ir bodies to be a prey to dogs and all winged fowls; and so the counsel of Zeus wrought out its accomplishment from the day when first strife parted A... ... gods set the twain at strife and variance? Apollo, the son of Leto and of Zeus; for he in anger at the king sent a sore plague upon the host, so that... ...et ye my dear child free, and accept the ransom in reverence to the son of Zeus, far dart ing Apollo.” Then all the other Achaians cried assent, to r... ... or priest, yea, or an interpreter of dreams—seeing that a dream too is of Zeus—who shall say wherefore Phoebus Apollo is so wroth, whether he blame u... ... He of good intent made harangue and spake amid them: “Achil les, dear to Zeus, thou biddest me tell the wrath of Apollo, the king that smiteth afar.... ...od courage, speak whatever soothsaying thou knowest; for by Apollo dear to Zeus, him by whose worship thou, O Kalchas, declarest thy soothsaying to th... ...he god, and we Achaians will pay thee back threefold and fourfold, if ever Zeus grant us to sack some well walled town of T roy land.” To him lord Aga...

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A Reading of Life

By: George Meredith

...k; ay, verify now do the sons of Achaia, Guardian hands of the counsels of Zeus, pronouncing the judgement, Hold it aloft; so now unto thee shall the ... ...ray; and among them King Agamemnon, He, for his eyes and his head, as when Zeus glows glad in his thunder, He with the girdle of Ares, he with the bre... ...oftiest growths of the woodland. There hung Hypnos fast, ere the vision of Zeus was observant, Mounted upon a tall pine-tree, tallest of pines that on...

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The Poems of Goethe Translated in the Original Metres

By: Edgar Alfred Bowring

...ENTLEMAN. With the Nymphs in wood and cave Paris was acquainted well, Till Zeus sent, to make him rave, Three of those in Heav’n who dwell; And the ch... ...like a dove thou speakest!” 1774.* PROMETHEUS. COVER thy spacious heavens, Zeus, With clouds of mist, And, like the boy who lops The thistles’ heads, ... ... ever!” thou, Dora, didst murmur; it fell on my senses With the thunder of Zeus! while by the thunderer’s throne Stood his daughter, the Goddess of Lo... ...Yield, to another ere long, doubtless, Will turn herself round. Smile not, Zeus, for this once, at an oath so cruelly broken! Thunder more fearfully! ... ...ous, 476 Could this early bliss but rest 121 Cover thy spacious heavens, Zeus, 233 D Days full of rapture, 75 Death’s gloomy portal 461 Do I see ...

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God the Invisible King

By: H. G. Wells

...son of the Hebrew God on Mount Horeb; and Semele, who insisted upon seeing Zeus in the glories that were sacred to Juno, was utterly consumed. The ear...

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Dead Souls

By: D. J. Hogarth

...tionary who could shorten or prolong an interview at will, even as Homer’s Zeus was able to shorten or to prolong a night or a day, whenever it became...

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Ten Years Later

By: Alexandre Dumas

...us, whom, besides, I consider, if I must tell you so, as a myth. Antiquity is mostly mythical. Jupiter, if we give a little attention to it, is life. ...

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Hesiod the Homeric Hymns and Homerica

By: Hugh G. Evelyn White

...d that the ‘issue of death should overtake him in the fair grove of Nemean Zeus.’ Avoiding therefore Nemea on the Isthmus of Corinth, to which he sup... ...ons of a cer- tain Phegeus. This place, however, was also sacred to Nemean Zeus, and the poet, suspected by his hosts of having seduced their sister (... ...f Iapetus (ll. 507-616) whose place is accounted for by their treatment by Zeus. The chief landmarks in the poem are as follows: after the first 103 l... ... by one of his children, swallows each one of them as they are born, until Zeus, saved by Rhea, grows up and overcomes Cronos in some struggle which i... ...Cronos is forced to vomit up the children he had swallowed, and these with Zeus divide the universe between them, like 16 Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, ... ...ric Hymns, and Homerica a human estate. Two events mark the early reign of Zeus, the war with the Titans and the overthrow of T yphoeus, and as Zeus i... ...s is still reigning the poet can only go on to give a list of gods born to Zeus by various goddesses. After this he formally bids farewell to the cosm... ... War. The Cypria be- gins with the first causes of the war, the purpose of Zeus to relieve the overburdened earth, the apple of discord, the rape of H... ...t Eleusis, and her vengeance on gods and men by causing famine. In the end Zeus is forced to bring Persephone back from the lower world; but the godde...

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Sophocles Oedipus the King Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone

By: F. Storr

...e. Oedipus the Kin Sophocles 4 DRAMATIS PERSONAE Oedipus. The Priest of Zeus. Creon. Chorus of Theban Elders. Teiresias. Jocasta. Messenger. Herd o... ... are seated round the altar at the palace doors, at their head a PRIEST OF ZEUS. To them enter OEDIPUS. OEDIPUS My children, latest born to Cadmus old... ...glings hardly winged, and greybeards bowed with years; priests, as am I of Zeus, and these the flower of our youth. Meanwhile, the common folk, with w... ...t. [Exeunt PRIEST and SUPPLIANTS] CHORUS (Str. 1) Sweet-voiced daughter of Zeus from thy gold-paved Pythian shrine Wafted to Thebes divine, What ... ...n Hope, thou voice immortal, O tell me. (Ant. 1) First on Athene I call; O Zeus-born goddess, defend! Goddess and sister, befriend, Artemis, Lady... ... and piercing cries Blent with prayers and litanies. Golden child of Zeus, O hear Let thine angel face appear! (Str. 3) And grant that Ares w... ...or what night leaves undone, Smit by the morrow s sun Perisheth. Father Zeus, whose hand Doth wield the lightning brand, Slay him beneath thy levin... ...in a blood-feud join for an untracked deed of shame? (Ant. 2) All wise are Zeus and Apollo, and nothing is hid from their ken; They are gods; and in w... ...u wast proclaimed Our country s ruler that the news was brought. OEDIPUS O Zeus, what hast thou willed to do with me! JOCASTA What is it, Oedipus, tha...

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Critias

By: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893

...r at the very time when they were filled with all iniquity. The all-seeing Zeus, wanting to punish them, held a council of the gods, and when he had c... ...sed at the very time when they were full of avarice and unrighteous power. Zeus, the god of gods, who rules according to law, and is able to see into ...

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The Gorgias

By: Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893

...othes on at the time when they were being judged, there was favouritism, and Zeus, when he came to the throne, was obliged to alter the mode of proce-... ...at in the judgments of another world there is no possibility of concealment: Zeus has taken from men the power of foreseeing death, and brings togethe... ...he happier, under that of Cronos, which was a state of innocence, or that of Zeus, which is our ordinary life? For a while Plato balances the two side... ...ES: I said also that the wicked are miserable, and you refuted me? POLUS: By Zeus, I did. SOCRATES: In your own opinion, Polus. POLUS: Yes, and I rath... ...ve, is a true tale, for I mean to speak the truth. Homer tells us (Il.), how Zeus and Poseidon and Pluto divided the empire which they inherited from ... ...d Tartarus. And in the time of Cronos, and even quite lately in the reign of Zeus, the judgment was given on the very day on which the men were to die... ...ven. Then Pluto and the authorities from the Islands of the Blessed came to Zeus, and said that the souls found their way to the wrong places. Zeus s... ...ses you as a fool, and insults you, if he has a mind; let him strike you, by Zeus, and do you be of good cheer, and do not mind the insulting blow, fo...

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The Poetics of Aristotle

By: S. H. Butcher

...ICS OF ARISTOTLE pressions, e.g. ‘Hermo-caico-xanthus who prayed to Father Zeus.’ Every word is either current, or strange, or metaphorical, or orname... ...ota nu omicron sigma}, ‘wine.’ Hence Ganymede is said ‘to pour the wine to Zeus,’ though the gods do not drink wine. So too workers in iron are called...

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The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

By: Anonymous

...t else than these things? Why, wert thou a statue of Phidias, an Athena or a Zeus, thou wouldst bethink thee both of thyself and thine artificer; and ... ... man, to behold a sight he has never yet beheld. Think you I wish to see the Zeus or Athena of Phidias, bedecked with gold and ivory? Nay, show me,...

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Androcles and the Lion

By: George Bernard Shaw

... God. What does his name matter? W e call him Jupiter. The Greeks call him Zeus. Call him what you will as you drop the incense on the altar flame: He...

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

By: Henry David Thoreau

...ing; and all with brass He shone, like to the lightning of aegis bearing Zeus.” He conveys the least information, even the hour of the day, with suc... ...hed. And who will say that their conservatism has ANTIGONE “For it was not Zeus who proclaimed these to me, nor Justice who dwells with the gods below... ... Capable of feeding many men, and suitable for flocks; and at the nod of Zeus, “The island sprang from the watery Sea; and the genial Fath...

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The Divine Comedy Volume 3 Paradise

By: Dante Aligheri

... so far distant, in whatsoever sea 2 The nymph Callisto or Helice bore to Zeus a son, Arcas; she was metamorphosed by Hera into a bear, and then tran...

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The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson to His Family and Friends ; Selected and Edited with Notes and Introd. By Sidney Colvin : Volume 1

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...lain, and my view of certain mountains as graceful as Apollo, as severe as Zeus, you would not think the phrase exagger- ated. It is blowing to-day a ...

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Howards End

By: E. M. Forster

...n—all these were as uncertain to ordinary mortals as were the escapades of Zeus. While the gods are powerful, we learn little about them. It is only i...

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Leaves of Grass

By: Walt Whitman

...ksters, Taking myself the exact dimensions of Jehovah, Lithographing Kronos, Zeus his son, and Hercules his grandson, Buying drafts of Osiris, Isis, B...

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The Fall of Troy

By: Quintus Smyrnaeus

...“So we grappled the livelong day, and we had not refrained us then, But Zeus sent a hurricane, stilling the storm of the battle of men.” Now, it ... ...In semblance like the lightning, which the might, The never wearied might of Zeus, to earth Hurleth, what time he showeth forth to men Fury of thunder... ... his sorrow burdened hands, T urning him toward the sky encountering fane Of Zeus of Ida, who with sleepless eyes Looks ever down on Ilium; and he pra... ...To fight the Argives, all of love for us, Yea, and with sanction of almighty Zeus, He whose compassion now remembereth Haply strong hearted Priam, who... ...hing on thee and me Should bring; for it beseems not that the seed Of mighty Zeus should shame the sacred blood Of hero fathers, who themselves of old... ...he plucked The helmet splendour flashing like the beams Of the great sun, or Zeus’ own glory light. Then, there as fallen in dust and blood she lay, R... ...mortal. In her armour there Upon the earth she lay, and seemed the Child Of Zeus, the tireless Huntress Artemis Sleeping, what time her feet forweari... ...d, swift and bright as thunderbolt Terribly flashing from the mighty hand Of Zeus, far leaping o’er the trackless sea, Or flaming o’er the land, while... ...ng foot hills. Now had Ares brought A day of mourning on the Myrmidons, But Zeus himself from far Olympus sent Mid shattering thunders terror of levi...

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

By: William James

...th 49 William James of the universe and to the prosperity and felicity of Zeus. For he would not have brought on any man what he has brought if it we... .... The poet says, Dear City of Cecrops; and wilt thou not say, Dear City of Zeus?”[16] [16] Book IV., 523. But compare even as devout a passage as this...

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The Kalevala the Epic Poem of Finland Translated into English

By: John Martin Crawford

...on the mountains, and is therefore termed, “The Thunderer,” like the Greek Zeus, and his abode is called, “The Thunder Home.” Ukko is often represente...

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