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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...slipper. She swung a fist in the air and, as if she were a female version of Zeus, the lightning pierced the sky. Still, this did nothing for her. Wou... ...She abhorred it. She stared at it with the intensity of a female version of Zeus wanting to strike it with lightning but the lightning backfired. Sh... ...icted by Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium: the hubris of whole beings that Zeus was ready to slice in half and those already cut and diminished desp... ...ery, but they themselves have no sorrows. There are two jars standing on Zeus' floor which hold the gifts he gives us: one holds evils, the ot... ...h hold the gifts he gives us: one holds evils, the other blessings. When Zeus who delights in thunder mixes his gifts to a man, he meets now w... ...his gifts to a man, he meets now with evil, and now with good. But when Zeus gives from the jar of misery only, he brings a man to degradatio... ...ss making lightning and her unique take on love was the rightful striking of Zeus. Still there were doubts. She did wonder whether the smudge of ligh... ...onvoluted. Although perhaps no different than the jealous remarks of Hera to Zeus, Hilda's acrimonious tone seemed boringly uncelestial. She was to so...

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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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Odyssey, The (Book 6)

By: Homer

..., and only came on shore the previous day. He asks Nausicaa for some clothes and if she can tell him how he can get to town. Nausicaa says fate is in Zeus’ hands, but that since Odysseus has reached her country, and she is the daughter of the king, she won't let him go without clothes. She tells her attendants not to be afraid, and to wash the stranger in the river. They g...

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Sappho's Journal

By: Paul Alexander Bartlett

...e, anyhow? P The columns of the temple of Zeus, in Athens, stand white against the moonlit sky. A woman walks amo...

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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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The Cosmo-Art Theorems and Axioms

By: Antonio Mercurio

...as shed. Ulysses made another pact after Troy fell, urged on by Athena and Zeus, the pact of secondary beauty. This is what brought him back to Itha...

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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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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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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 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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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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