Friday, September 20, 2019
Lost in Translation
O delighful Hades!αὐθαίμων = of the same blood
O brother of Zeus, put me to sleep, put me to sleep,
with a swift death killing the miserable one!
ὦ γλυκὺς Ἅιδας,
ὦ Διὸς αὐθαίμων, εὔνασον εὔνασον μ᾽
ὠκυπέτᾳ μόρῳ τὸν μέλεον φθίσας.
1041 suppl. Dain
ὠκυπέτᾳ = swift-flying