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by the bit's strong and stifling might. Then, as she shed to earth her saffron robe, she  struck each of her sacrificers with a glance from her eyes beseeching pity, looking as if in a picture, wishing she could speak; for she had often sung where men met at her father's hospitable table,  and with her virgin voice would lovingly honor her dear father's prayer for blessing at the third libation1—
1 At the end of a banquet, libations were offered 1. to Zeus and Hera, or to the Olympian gods in general, 2. to the Heroes, 3. to Zeus, the Saviour; then came the paean, or song, after which the symposium began.
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