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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,  if these oracles do not fit the outcome, so that all mortals shall point at them with their fingers.  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;  the worship of the gods is perishing.
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