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Today you must stand beside a man dear to me, by the king of horsefamed Cyrene, and joining with Archesilaus in his victory revels, Muse, swell the breeze of songs owed to Leto's Twins and to
d with her spontaneous shout,
she who thrice crying "Hail"
revealed you the predestined
king of Cyrene,
when you were asking what release might come
from the gods for a stammering voice.
you the plain of Libya to enrich
by favor of the gods
and the holy city of golden-throned
Cyrene to govern,
you who contrived a craft of right counsel.
Know now the wisdom of Oedipus:
i or you is woven out this web of favors.
Take heart to lavish full devotion
on divinely blessed Cyrene.
Among the sayings of Homer this one
lay to mind and heed:
a noble messenger, he said,
bestows the greatest honor to each office;
even the Muse grows strong by true report.
Cyrene and the most illustrious house of Battus
have come to know the upright mind
of Damophilus. For that man—