Friday, May 22, 2020


Forgetfulness and Relief

Hesiod, Theogony 53-55 (tr. Glenn W. Most):
Mnemosyne (Memory) bore them [the Muses] on Pieria, mingling in love with the father, Cronus' son—Mnemosyne, the protectress of the hills of Eleuther—as forgetfulness of evils and relief from anxieties.

τὰς ἐν Πιερίῃ Κρονίδῃ τέκε πατρὶ μιγεῖσα
Μνημοσύνη, γουνοῖσιν Ἐλευθῆρος μεδέουσα,
λησμοσύνην τε κακῶν ἄμπαυμά τε μερμηράων.
M.L. West ad loc.:

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