cf. 1.450.276 = v. 320, “Η 202, Ω” 308. — Agamemnon invokes the divinities of the heavens, the earth, and the regions beneath the earth. cf. “ἴστω Ζεὺς νῦν πρῶτα, θεῶν ὕπατος” (most exalted) “καὶ ἄριστος, ι γῆ τε καὶ ἠέλιος καὶ ἐρινύες” (furies), “αἵ θ̓ ὑπὸ γαῖαν ι ἀνθρώπους τίνυνται κτλ”. T 258 ff., esto nunc Sol testis, et haec mihi Terra vocanti, | ... et pater omnipotens, et tu Saturnia coniux, ... tuque inclute Mavors, | ... fontesque fluviosque, voco, quaeque aetheris alti | religio, et quae caerulio sunt numina ponto. Verg. Aen. xii. 176 ff. Ἴδηθεν: Zeus had a sacred grove and an altar on Mt. Ida (8.48), and ruled thence as god of the country. The pious soul sought and found the divinity near at hand, esp. on mountain summits. — “κύδιστε κτλ”.: cf. Iupiter optimus maximus. See on B 412. 277 = “λ 109, μ” 323. ἠέλιος: nom. as voc. This const. is rare. — “πάντ̓ ἐφορᾷς κτλ”.: Helios, accomplishing daily his course in the heavens, is fitted to be a witness to solemn compacts. cf. “ὄμνυμί σοι θεοὺς, οἵ καὶ σ῾ρῶσι πάντα καὶ ἀκούουσι πάντα” Xen. Cyr. v. 4. 31, qui pervidet omnia, Solem Ovid Met. xiv. 375.
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.