[Homer], Homeric Hymns 5. To Aphrodite

LCL 496: 158-159

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Homeric Hymns


Μοῦσά μοι ἔννεπε ἔργα πολυχρύσου Ἀφροδίτης Κύπριδος, ἥ τε θεοῖσιν ἐπὶ γλυκὺν ἵμερον ὦρσεν καί τ᾿ ἐδαμάσσατο φῦλα καταθνητῶν ἀνθρώπων οἰωνούς τε διειπετέας καὶ θηρία πάντα, 5ἠμὲν ὅσ᾿ ἤπειρος πολλὰ τρέφει ἠδ᾿ ὅσα πόντος·

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5. To Aphrodite

5. To Aphrodite

Muse, tell me of the doings of Aphrodite rich in gold, the Cyprian goddess, who sends sweet longing upon the gods, and overcomes the peoples of mortal kind, and the birds that fly in heaven, and all the numerous creatures that the land and sea foster: all of them are concerned with the

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.homeric_hymns_5_aphrodite.2003