[Homer], Homeric Hymns 9. To Artemis

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9. ΕΙΣ ΑΡΤΕΜΙΝ

Ἄρτεμιν ὕμνει, Μοῦσα, κασιγνήτην Ἑκάτοιο, παρθένον ἰοχέαιραν, ὁμότροφον Ἀπόλλωνος, ἥ θ᾿ ἵππους ἄρσασα βαθυσχοίνοιο Μέλητος ῥίμφα διὰ Σμύρνης παγχρύσεον ἅρμα διώκει 5ἐς Κλάρον ἀμπελόεσσαν, ὅθ᾿ ἀργυρότοξος Ἀπόλλων ἧσται μιμνάζων ἑκατηβόλον Ἰοχέαιραν.

καὶ σὺ μὲν οὕτω χαῖρε θεαί θ᾿ ἅμα πᾶσαι ἀοιδῆι· αὐτὰρ ἐγὼ σέ τε πρῶτα καὶ ἐκ σέθεν ἄρχομ᾿ ἀείδειν. {σέο δ᾿ ἐγὼ ἀρξάμενος μεταβήσομαι ἄλλον ἐς ὕμνον.}

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9. To Artemis

Sing, Muse, of Artemis, sister of the Far-shooter, the virgin profuse of arrows, fellow nursling of Apollo; who after watering her horses at the reedy Meles55 drives her chariot all of gold swiftly through Smyrna to vine-terraced Claros, where silverbow Apollo sits awaiting the far-shooting one, the profuse of arrows.56

So I salute you, and all goddesses, in my song; of you and from you first I sing.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.homeric_hymns_9_artemis.2003