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Royal lady, august queen of the Persians, pour these libations down to the chambers of the earth, [625] while we, in solemn chant, beseech the guides of the dead beneath the earth to be gracious to our prayers.

O holy divinities of the nether world, Earth and Hermes, and you, Lord of the dead, [630] send up to the light the spirit from below; for if, beyond our prayers, he knows any further remedy for our distress, he alone of mortals can declare how to bring it to accomplishment.

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