[Homer], Homeric Hymns 3. To Apollo

LCL 496: 70-71

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Homeric Hymns


Μνήσομαι οὐδὲ λάθωμαι Ἀπόλλωνος ἑκάτοιο, ὅν τε θεοὶ κατὰ δῶμα Διὸς τρομέουσιν ἰόντα· καί ῥά τ᾿ ἀναΐσσουσιν ἐπὶ σχεδὸν ἐρχομένοιο πάντες ἀφ᾿ ἑδράων, ὅτε φαίδιμα τόξα τιταίνει. 5Λητὼ δ᾿ οἴη μίμνε παραὶ Διὶ τερπικεραύνωι, ἥ ῥα βιόν τ᾿ ἐχάλασσε καὶ ἐκλήϊσε φαρέτρην, καί οἱ ἀπ᾿ ἰφθίμων ὤμων χείρεσσιν ἑλοῦσα τόξον ἀνεκρέμασε πρὸς κίονα πατρὸς ἑοῖο

  • 490ἀλλὰ θελευσῖνος M: corr. Ruhnkenius
  • 494ὀπάζειν Voss: ὄπαζε M 3 τ᾿ Hermann: γ᾿ Ω

3. To Apollo

3. To Apollo

Let me call to mind and not neglect Apollo the far-shooter, at whose coming the gods tremble in Zeus’ house. They all spring up from their seats as he approaches, when he draws his shining bow. Leto alone remains beside Zeus whose sport is the thunderbolt; she unstrings his bow and closes his quiver, and taking the bow from his strong shoulders she hangs it up on a pillar of his father’s house from a

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.homeric_hymns_3_apollo.2003