Thursday, April 30, 2020


Prayer to Zeus

Seneca, Hercules Furens 205-207 (tr. Frank Justus Miller):
O mighty ruler of Olympus, judge of all the world,
set now at length a limit to our crushing cares,
an end to our disasters.

O magne Olympi rector et mundi arbiter,
iam statue tandem gravibus aerumnis modum
finemque cladi.
John G. Fitch ad loc.:
Arbiter here means "lord, controller" (not "judge," Miller), as at 597f. caelestum arbiter / parensque.

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