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No longer will I go reverently to the earth's central and inviolate shrine, no more to Abae's temple or to Olympia, [900] if these oracles do not fit the outcome, so that all mortals shall point at them with their fingers. [905] No, King—if this you are rightly called—Zeus all ruling, may it not escape you and your deathless power! The old prophecies concerning Laius are fading; already men give them no value, and nowhere is Apollo glorified with honors; [910] the worship of the gods is perishing.

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