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And there is a thing such as I have not heard of on Asian ground, [695] nor as ever yet born in the great Dorian isle of Pelops: a plant unconquered, self-renewing, causing terror to destroying enemies. [700] It greatly flourishes in this land—the gray-leafed olive, nurturer of children. Youth cannot harm it by the ravages of his hand, nor can any who lives with old age. For the sleepless eye [705] of Zeus Morios watches over it, and gray-eyed Athena.

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