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e once the priestess seated beside the golden eagles of Zeus,on a day when Apollo happened to be present, gave an oracle naming Battus as the colonizer of fruitful Libya, and telling how he would at once leave the holy island and found a city of fine chariots on a shining white breast of the earth,
and carry outin the seventeenth gly, I often urged the sailors who relieve their masters from toil to guard it; but their minds were forgetful, and now on this island the immortal seed of spacious Libya is washed ashore before the proper time. For if only Euphemus had gone to his home in holy Taenarus and cast the clod beside the earthly mouth of Hades—Euphemus thedaemonians, in time they left to settle the island once called Calliste. From there the son of Leto granted that your race should bring prosperity to the plain of Libya, with the honor of the gods, and govern the divine city of golden-throned Cyrene,
having discovered the wisdom of right counsel. Now, learn the skill of Oedipus: i