At the present day one kind of paean alone
is employed, at the beginning as well as at the end;Understanding kai\
teleutw=ntes. the end, however, ought to differ from the
beginning. Now there are two kinds of paeans, opposed to each other. The one is
appropriate at the beginning, where in fact it is used. It begins with a long
syllable and ends with three short:
Delos-born, or it may be Lycia”）,
far-darter, son of Zeus”）.
The other on the contrary begins with three short syllables and ends
with one long one:
me˘ta\˘ de˘ ga=n
h)fa/˘ni˘se˘nu/cAll three attributed to Simonides
（Frag. 26 B: P.L.G.）.
（“after earth and waters, nigh